Has This Been Done Before?

"In the process of showing my procedure to others, certain people, especially those hearing it second-hand, have misunderstood the concept and assume it is similar to previous disposal attempts that only sound similar.

For example, Robert H. Jones, a consultant for the Department of Energy (DOE), was told a brief and probably inaccurate description of the process. Mr. Jones stated that this idea, to bury radwaste in the seabed north of Hawaii, had been discarded. He had obviously not been told that my process involves a subduction fault to draw a buried submersible transport vehicle (STV) into the interior of the earth. The method he knew about would only hold the radwaste underwater until the barrels corroded.

The Soviets had a cruder method. They packed drums with radwaste and dropped it off the side of surface ships into the Barents Sea. If the drums did not sink, they shot them full of holes. So much for preventing pollution!

In the patent search for my invention, no indications of anything related to subduction fault burial were found.

Also be aware that my process does not dispose of the radwaste in the ocean. It buries it under the ocean. It never contacts seawater, although it uses it as a temporary transit medium (as do nuclear submarines). Thus it will not violate the treaty against dumping radwaste in the oceans.

Further, the STV is slowly drawn into the interior of the earth. Being of a special design, the STV will strengthen and the seals tighten as the pressure increases with increasing depth. When the STV finally melts, about 6-8 million years in the future, the radwaste is released in a zone of molten rock. Being several times the density of the surrounding rock, the radwaste slowly settles toward the center of the earth until it reaches the surface of the inner core.

I invite any reporter or other interested person to ask other competent authority to validate or refute my claim. I would suggest, however, that you give my name and contact information to them so that they may question me and understand exactly how my invention works.
Dean S. Engelhardt
phone:
(626) 339-7473
E-mail:

I also urge you to double-click on the Dr. Roy Schall quote on the home page to see his full opinion of my invention."

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