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Could we dispose of nuclear waste on a rocket to the sun | Notes and queries

Artist’s impression of the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun ... could nuclear waste follow?
Artist’s impression of the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun ... could nuclear waste follow? Photograph: Johns Hopkins University Applied/PA

Is it possible or ethical to gather all the nuclear waste the world produces, load it into a rocket, and blast it into the sun? I’m guessing it will burn up before reaching the sun, but would it have any adverse effects?

Stella Cloherty

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This article titled "Could we dispose of nuclear waste on a rocket to the sun?" was written by , for The Guardian on Wednesday 11 October 2017 10.30am

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