It has been recommended that storage of nuclear waste, after sufficient pre-treatment, should be done in suitably shielded containers buried within the rocks, about 500 m deep below the earth’s surface. However, this method of disposal is meeting stiff opposition from the public. Why do you think this method of disposal is not agreeable to many people?

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Nuclear waste release radiations which are extremely damaging to the organisms as they can cause mutations at a very high rate. At lower doses only,it can cause cancer and high dose could be lethal. Hence, storage of nuclear, after sufficient pre-treatment, should be done in suitably shielded containers buried within the rocks, about 500 m deep below the earth’s surface. 

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