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Israel seeks new site to dump nuclear waste

A satellite photo of Israel's Dimona Nuclear Research facility in the Negev desertIsrael is looking for new websites to bury radioactive waste from its nuclear reactor within the Negev wilderness, Israeli newspaper Haaretz pronounced.

The newspaper said on Monday that Israeli authorities are examining sites in the wasteland in southern Israel to get rid of the material, together with contaminated water and apparel from the website, which reportedly produces the highly radioactive element plutonium.

With No recognized possible choices for removing nuclear waste, it needs to be buried in barrels deep underground. On The Other Hand, as it does not decay for tens of hundreds of years, there are issues over the possible environmental influence of the disposed waste.

Haaretz quoted a record from the Negev Nuclear Analysis Centre that stated they’d examined the potential of environmental shocks, like earthquakes, at proposed disposal sites.

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