What Happens When You Toss a Box of Garbage in a Volcano?

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    This does:

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    Jun 25, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    Cool. I love volcanoes, have every since I was a kid. Erta Ale would be fun to see if it weren't so isolated and if the folks around weren't prone to killing scientists and tourists.
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    Er yeah. You suddenly convert a small amount of solid into a large amount of gas and plasma, in a fluid where gas is not particularly soluble...

    At a place where I once worked, they spent many millions on a scheme that was supposed to dispose of hazardous waste dumps without all that messy digging it up, transporting it and storing it. (The result of top-down management decisions in science.) Four big electrodes were stuck in the ground and connected to the nearest high-voltage transmission line. (The hazardous waste dumps also had to be conveniently located.) A big steel and fiberglass hood was rolled over it to capture the fumes. When they flipped the switch, all the ground between the electrodes melted. And the buried simulated waste barrels exploded. As did the 30-foot steel and fiberglass hood. Like, five times before they gave up. And they kept spending more millions and inviting government officials to come watch. (Oh, but the NEXT time, it won't blow up... for some reason.) icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    LIEV saidWhat Happens When You Toss a Box of Garbage in a Volcano?
    Obama wins the 2012 election. icon_twisted.gif

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    Jun 26, 2012 3:22 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidEr yeah. You suddenly convert a small amount of solid into a large amount of gas and plasma, in a fluid where gas is not particularly soluble...

    At a place where I once worked, they spent many millions on a scheme that was supposed to dispose of hazardous waste dumps without all that messy digging it up, transporting it and storing it. (The result of top-down management decisions in science.) Four big electrodes were stuck in the ground and connected to the nearest high-voltage transmission line. (The hazardous waste dumps also had to be conveniently located.) A big steel and fiberglass hood was rolled over it to capture the fumes. When they flipped the switch, all the ground between the electrodes melted. And the buried simulated waste barrels exploded. As did the 30-foot steel and fiberglass hood. Like, five times before they gave up. And they kept spending more millions and inviting government officials to come watch. (Oh, but the NEXT time, it won't blow up... for some reason.) icon_rolleyes.gif


    So what your saying is.... we should just forget the electrode thing and throw toxic waste into a Hawaiian volcano? LOL JK JK icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 26, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Well, now I know what throwing garbage into a volcano looks like. My life is complete.
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Funny how at first thought it seems like the answer to all our garbage problems, lol.
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    It's like it angered it.
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    I'd worry about the backwash.
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Pele will get you honey!!