Science: Atomic Dump

Britain's Atomic Energy Authority told last week what it is doing with the radioactive wastes from its nuclear reactors: it dumps the worrisome stuff into the ocean 200 miles southeast of Land's End, where the continental shelf dips steeply away and the bottom of the Atlantic is 12,000 ft. down.

This is the Authority's second attempt to shed some of its embarrassing wastes. Looking for a likely wasteland in densely populated Britain, it first picked the Forest of Dean on the Welsh border, where the rugged surface is pocked with long-abandoned coal mines. The Authority innocently assumed that no one would object...

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