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Cyclists pollute the environment

In article <pthfnxpwdq.fsf@masala.cygnus.co.uk>,
Hugo 'NOx' Tyson  <hmt@cygnus.co.ukx> wrote:
>We need to use nuclear power to make electricity to electrolyze seawater to
>get hydrogen/oxygen fuels to fire the nuclear waste into the sun.  The sun
>wouldn't notice.

Apparently the people protesting the Cassini slingshot round the Earth
(it has 72kg of plutonium on board) propose that it be diverted into the
Sun.  I think this is insane.  (Nowhere near as insane as sitting 72
keys of plutonium on top of a large cylinder of rocket fuel in the first
place, of course---but now that it's up there, I say the outer solar
system is the best place for it.)

I don't suppose that dumping even a good few tonnes of metal into the
Sun would cause the Sun too many problems.  But can you be sure that it
won't be subsequently spread around the Solar System?  At least if you
store the stuff on Earth, you can change your mind about what you're
going to do with it at a later date.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | `I can't believe that someone is releasing
University of | something called "Unix" without something
Leicester, UK | called "/bin/sh".' -- Randal L. Schwartz

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From: tjg@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk (Tim J Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.transport
Subject: Re: Cyclists pollute the environment
Date: 25 Jun 1999 16:43:42 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
Message-ID: <7l083e$7qo$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
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