Local man has new way to get rid of nuclear waste

By  | 

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A local man says he has a great idea for getting rid of nuclear waste. Frank Lenz is the President Elect of the Rotary Club of Marquette. He's also a Catholic Priest with the Marquette Diocese.

Monday, during their regular meeting, Lenz told the Rotary Club about his other hobby, coming up with a safe, permanent and affordable way to dispose of nuclear waste. His idea is to bury ultra high performance concrete tubes filled with the waste deep into layers of ocean sediment.

"The only problem with nuclear power is what to do with the radioactive waste, that's the one problem, the one major problem that is unsolved, I believe this is a valid solution for that problem for the safe containment and the ultimate complete perfect disposal of all of our nuclear waste," said Lenz.

Lenz is trying to spread his idea in hopes of getting a business to adopt his plan. Experts say the current amount high level radioactive waste is about 100,000 tons, mid and low level waste is about 50 million tons.