The Obama administration has axed plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. But in Finland, construction of a similar site is underway. In this segment, Ira talks with Michael Madsen, director of the film “Into Eternity.” His film looks at ‘Onkalo,’ a Finnish nuclear waste repository now under development, and the attempts to design methods to warn future generations away from the site. Since no person involved with the Onkalo site today will be alive when it is completed, what’s the best way to warn future civilizations that the buried remains of our nuclear era must never, ever be unearthed? See a trailer from the film at Science Friday's Sci/Arts site.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Associate Senior Producer