Why do you think the method of nuclear waste disposal involving its burial in rocks and burial in undergrounds is not agreeable to many people?
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Part 1: Nuclear waste
Nuclear waste is a radioactive waste and is a byproduct from nuclear reactors. These types of wastes release radiation which can cause mutations and thus cancers at a very high rate.
Part 2: Harmful effects of disposal of nuclear wastes
Nuclear waste is usually disposed of in shielded containers and buried within rocks. People have objection to this because:
If not properly protected, leakage can happen causing disastrous effects.
The water table, if present in or near to the burial site, can get contaminated.
In case there are earthquakes, the nuclear waste can leak out.