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Why Don't We Shoot Nuclear Waste Into Space?
100% 6.5M 10 minutes 4 weeks ago by Kurzgesagt – In A Nutshell

The new 12,023 Human Era Calendar is here! kgs.link/calendar WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE. This time you can join us on a journey through the microcosm. Curious? Head over to our shop and get it while supplies last. Sources & further reading: sites.google.com/view/sources-nuclearwaste/ Here in the Kurzgesagt labs we test very important ideas to see what happens when you blow things up or play with black holes. Many of you suggested that we look into an idea that sounds reasonable: Shooting nuclear waste into space. It is one of those concepts that seems like an easy fix for one of the main problems with nuclear energy. But it turns out this idea is not just bad but horribly bad and it gets worse the longer you think about it. OUR CHANNELS ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ German: kgs.link/youtubeDE Spanish: kgs.link/youtubeES French: kgs.link/youtubeFR Portuguese: kgs.link/youtubePT Arabic: kgs.link/youtubeAR Hindi: kgs.link/youtubeHI Japanese: kgs.link/youtubeJA Korean: kgs.link/youtubeKO HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US? ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ This is how we make our living and it would be a pleasure if you support us! Get Prodcuts designed with ❤ shop-us.kurzgesagt.org Join the Patreon Bird Army 🐧 kgs.link/patreon DISCUSSIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ TikTok: kgs.link/tiktok Reddit: kgs.link/reddit Instagram: kgs.link/instagram Twitter: kgs.link/twitter Facebook: kgs.link/facebook Discord: kgs.link/discord Newsletter: kgs.link/newsletter OUR VOICE ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ The Kurzgesagt voice is from Steve Taylor: kgs.link/youtube-voice OUR MUSIC ♬♪ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ 700+ minutes of Kurzgesagt Soundtracks by Epic Mountain: Spotify: kgs.link/music-spotify Soundcloud: kgs.link/music-soundcloud Bandcamp: kgs.link/music-bandcamp Youtube: kgs.link/music-youtube Facebook: kgs.link/music-facebook The Soundtrack of this video: Soundcloud: bit.ly/3uC1UdP Bandcamp: bit.ly/3rafoeA If you want to help us caption this video, please send subtitles to subtitle@kurzgesagt.org You can find info on what subtitle files work on YouTube here: support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=7296214 Thank you! 🐦🐧🐤 PATREON BIRD ARMY 🐤🐧🐦 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Many Thanks to our wonderful Patreons (from kgs.link/patreon) who support us every month and made this video possible: Ivo Casant, 서현지, Terrence Hamm, Caitlyn, Saeris Sanoora, k-gregory, ADesertCottontail, Tiffany Cale, Ian Pendleton, Samuel Ginty, Catriona Mullan, 범석 고, Alexander Stadnyk, Andrei Albu, Tk AH, Sherry Schuderer, Florian Haydn, jack ruppel, James B, oshra duek, Lorraine Inez Lil, Vinicius Krischke, Josh Evans, Yuri Ibraev, เมธาสิทธิ์ มงคลปัญญาเลิศ, Peter G, T G , Patches, Alice Archer, Paul Faber, Donivan, Call, Antzela Giovani, Mischa Hamby Chapters 00:00:00 12,023 Calender Announcement 00:00:20 INTRO 00:00:57 What is nuclear waste? 00:02:47 Problem 1: Stuff Ain't Cheap 00:04:24 Problem 2: Space is hard 00:06:53 Problem 3: Rockets go Brrrrrrrr 00:08:06 Conclusion and Opinion Part 00:09:39 Endcard



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