Science: Atomic Garbage Disposal

What becomes of radioactive waste material? As the Atomic Age enters its 14th year, the problem is growing, and no one can be certain that present disposal systems are reasonably safe.

At Sea. The AEC last week announced that it would license the Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service to dump waste material—imbedded in concrete and steel containers—at selected points in both the Pacific and the Atlantic. The oceans are used only for low-energy leftovers—radioactive rubber gloves, mops, rags, discarded lab equipment—but over the years an impressive amount of stuff has been dumped. MSTS...

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