ref date:8 Sep 2000 (ENV)
Radioactive waste coming to a rubbish tip near you
Many university departments, hospitals and research facilities use radioactive
materials in their day to day work. Some obey guidelines and tip waste down the
drain and others send it for 'safe' disposal.
Although its low level radiation, it is still dangerous to the environment
and the idea of burying in in landfill sites to save money is crazy.
The law should be changed to require ALL nuclear materials to be disposed of
correctly, if this increases costs a little its a small price to pay for
a safer environment for us all.