Jun 25, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
LIEV saidWhat Happens When You Toss a Box of Garbage in a Volcano?Obama wins the 2012 election.
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.)