WASTE. Waste. An increase in the world population and consumption has led to a rapid growth in the quantity of solid waste which needs to be disposed. Treating and disposing of all this material, without harming the environment, is a serious global issue. .
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Products formed from nuclear reactors can maintain dangerously high levels of radioactivity for thousands of years. Waste disposal presents a formidable problem because daughter products from the decay process may themselves act as parents for other nuclear reactions.
Advantages of incinerating waste:
Reduces volume/stable odour-free residue/ source of energy
expensive to build and operate/can form dioxins/toxic gases/requires energy/adds to greenhouse effect