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Finding Nuclear Waste in GTA V.

Nuclear Waste are collectibles found in Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

They are barrels of nuclear waste found in various spots in the oceans around San Andreas. Each barrel can be collected by the player for $23,000, and after all barrels are collected, the player will gain an extra $250,000. The mission to collect the barrels is unlocked upon purchasing the Sonar Collections Dock and completing The Merryweather Heist.

There are 30 barrels in total and they can only be found by using the Submersible that will spawn at the dock (the Kraken in the enhanced version of the game can also be used, provided it has been unlocked). The barrels can be picked up in the sub or the player can alternatively get out and swim to them. Collecting all barrels will roughly take up to two hours if done in one sitting, as the Mini Sub is considerably slow and may become difficult to control over time through frequent crashing, though it is a very sturdy vehicle. Care must be taken not to dive too deep with the sub, otherwise water pressure will crush it (a few of the waste containers are located on the edge of this zone). Collecting the barrels will require circumnavigating the entire island (another reason for doing the mission in one sitting rather than having to return to the last barrel location); note that if Michael's exile from Los Santos is still in effect, piloting the sub near the city will result in warnings and gang members will swarm on land, but as long as Michael doesn't exit the sub or attempt to land, there is no danger. Similarly, sharks pose no danger as it's not necessary to leave the sub to collect the barrels (it is, however, necessary to pick up any other objects spotted).

To find the barrels, the Trackify app is used, though it only tends to show the general direction in which a barrel is located rather than its distance from the sub. When following the signal, the player must be very careful not to ground the sub or collide with underwater cliffs or rocky outcrops.

The $250,000 bonus collected after completing this mission covers the cost of purchasing the dock, making the $690,000 earned from picking up the barrels ($23,000 x 30) pure profit.

Locations for Nuclear Waste

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Waste Barrel locations
Barrel # Image Map Depth
1
NuclearWasteBarrel1-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location1-GTAV
90ft
2
NuclearWasteBarrel2-GTAV

[ accidentally picked it up before photo ]

NuclearWaste-Location2-GTAV
105ft
3
NuclearWasteBarrel3-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location3-GTAV
85ft
4
NuclearWasteBarrel4-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location4-GTAV
430ft
5
NuclearWasteBarrel5-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location5-GTAV
115ft
6
NuclearWasteBarrel6-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location6-GTAV
445ft
7
NuclearWasteBarrel7-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location7-GTAV
460ft
8
NuclearWasteBarrel8-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location8-GTAV
500ft
9
NuclearWasteBarrel9-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location9-GTAV
65ft
10
NuclearWasteBarrel10-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location10-GTAV
100ft
11
NuclearWasteBarrel11-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location11-GTAV
110ft
12
NuclearWasteBarrel12-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location12-GTAV
65ft
13
NuclearWasteBarrel13-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location13-GTAV
42ft
14
NuclearWasteBarrel14-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location14-GTAV
55ft
15
NuclearWasteBarrel15-GTAV
NuclearWaste-Location15-GTAV
460ft
16
2015-08-27 00003
2015-08-27 00001
364ft
17
2015-08-27 00005
2015-08-27 00004
144ft
18
2015-08-27 00006
2015-08-27 00007
141ft
19
2015-08-27 00008
2015-08-27 00009
49ft
20
2015-08-27 00010
2015-08-27 00011
85ft
21
2015-08-27 00013
2015-08-27 00014
187ft
22
2015-08-27 00016
2015-08-27 00017
75ft
23
2015-08-27 00018
2015-08-27 00019
49ft
24
2015-08-27 00020
2015-08-27 00021
26ft
25
2015-08-27 00023
2015-08-27 00024
66ft
26
2015-08-27 00025
2015-08-27 00026
69ft
27
2015-08-27 00027
2015-08-27 00028
154ft
28
2015-08-27 00029
2015-08-27 00030
161ft
29
2015-08-27 00031
2015-08-27 00032
338ft
30
2015-08-27 00034
2015-08-27 00035
469ft

Video

GTA 5 - Nuclear Waste Waste Management Achievement Trophy26:37

GTA 5 - Nuclear Waste Waste Management Achievement Trophy

Trivia

  • An internet news article from Public Liberty Online after the mission Fame or Shame mentions the nuclear waste, in the article its revealed that the nuclear waste was spread into the ocean, after a winter storm that dropped several tanks in the ocean with radioactive trash. Government officials have tried to deny this story.
  • If Michael purchases the dock, Trevor or Franklin can still search for waste. The same applies if Franklin or Trevor buys the dock. However, all profits from collecting waste will go to the dock's owner, regardless of which character actually collects the barrels.
  • This in an easy way to earn money early on in the game.
  • There is a glitch that can occur when entering the sub with the protagonist's phone in landscape mode (for example when reading an email). The Trackify app will load in landscape mode thus making each blip appear to be 90 degrees from where it actually is, and effectively sending the player in circles.

References

1: http://www.ign.com/wikis/gta-5/Nuclear_Waste

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