Making Contact, for November 1, 2013 - 1:30pm
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Our world is generating more and more nuclear waste, but has no permanent place to dispose of it. But the nation of Finland has a plan. They’re building an underground cave, to hold thousands of tones of nuclear waste, for at least 100 thousand years. On this edition, we 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.
Special thanks to Specialty Studios.
Timo Äikäs, Onkalo Executive Vice President of engineering; Timo Seppälä,
Onkolo Senior Manager of Communications; Juhani Vira, Onkolo Senior Vice President of research; Esko Roukola, Nuclear Waste and Material Regulation advisor to Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority; Wendla Paile, Chief Radiologist on Health effects of radiation for Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority; Mikael Jensen, analyst for Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority; Berit Lundqvist, Sweden’s Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Science Editor; Peter Wikberg, Swedish Research Director of Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management; Carl Reinhold Bråkenhielm, Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste theology professor; Sami Savonrinne, Onkolo Blaster.
For More Information:
Nuclear Power in Europe
Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Danger! Nuclear waste! Keep out — forever!
Nuclear Power in a Post Fukushima World
Nuclear waste tomb soon to reach final depth
Into Eternity trailer