ffenliv t1_ivrgkf8 wrote

As a non-expert here, launching nuclear waste is going to be a massive risk. Rates of rocket failure mean you're taking a gigantic risk of just blowing a bunch of waste up over the water, or even worse, the land.

It also take a lot more energy than you might think to get a lot of weight into orbit, and then you have to use a truckload more fuel to get it to the sun.