Get rid of ocean nuclear waste
By Juan Sebastian Huertas Olea, Activist, Colombia
From 1946 through 1993, thirteen countries used ocean disposal or ocean dumping as a method to dispose of nuclear/radioactive waste. The waste materials included both liquids and solids housed in various containers, as well as reactor vessels, with and without spent or damaged nuclear fuel.
cubic meters of nuclear waste was disposed in 2006 at the UK alone. That’s enough to fill over five Olympic swimming pools!
1.2 million liters
(320,000 gallons) of radioactive water in these storage tanks at Fukushima could be released into the sea as of 2022
of radiation from discarded barrels comes from the North Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific, but we can find radioactive waste in the Antarctic!