Marine dumping of nuclear waste

Other Names:
Nuclear wastes dumped in oceans

Sea dumping of highly radioactive materials has been banned worldwide since the beginning of the 1960s and the ban was extended in 1983 to include low-level radioactive wastes. In theory, the oceans can eventually dilute nearly any radioactive waste to the point of harmlessness. But local releases of high concentrations can be dangerous if picked up by marine life and carried into the food chain.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST