....where and how do you store that crap (nuclear waste) for endless generations?
Here in Ontario, we have the Bruce Nuclear Power, the 2nd largest in the world. It is located on the shore of Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes. They had to ship many tons of heavy waste, spent fuel rods, etc. to an overseas 'facility' because no place in North America was willing to accept it.
A huge public backlash against shipping through the lakes and St Lawrence Seaway to the ocean. What could possibly go wrong? There have only been a couple of thousand shipwrecks on those waters.
Present-day: a very large building is filled with 'low-grade' waste that must be contained. Solution: bury them 680 meters underground near the lake in the same drainage basin.
Leakage? ..meh, it might be a century or more to be a problem and we'll all be dead by then.
Not a good solution, but solutions must be found, the waste will continue to be produced.
Difficult to understand how governments license nuclear facilities that cannot deal with the resultant waste. And yet, the Bruce has added seven more reactors since the first was built.
It's also difficult to argue with the fact that 30% of our electricity is produced there. Plus, radioactive waste aside (like that doesn't matter?), nuclear is clean energy. Except for the mining of uranium, transporting it, processing it, all the concrete and steel, speciality metals...
The largest problem that we face sustaining the current growth rate is overpopulation. Planet earth would be much better off with 30% less population. That's harsh but undeniable.
I'll shut up now. You're welcome.