3/19/2014 Listening Lounge

 

Into Eternity from Making Contact 

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-levelradioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storage, which is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters, as well as societal changes. The nation of Finland is about to establish a massive underground cave to hold thousands of tons of nuclear waste. Our world’s first permanent repository is being cleaved out of solid rock to create a huge storehouse of tunnels which must last at least 100,000 years -- how long the waste will remain hazardousWe will hear excerpts of the film, “Into Eternity,” which explores the logistical and philosophical quandaries around the construction of something that if it works, might very well outlast the entire human race.

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March 19, 2014

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