Into Eternity, a new documentary from Finland, goes inside the Finnish Yucca Mountain - a huge underground facility called Onkalo, or "hiding place." It's a series of tunnels which burrow more than 1,700 feet underground, where the Finnish government plans to store nuclear waste for more than 100,000 years. To put it into perspective, 100,000 years ago, Neanderthals roamed the earth.
Finland has committed to storing all of its nuclear waste within its own borders, and leads the world in the construction of a nuclear waste repository. It's very challenging, perhaps even impossible, to create a geologically secure repository. And it must be human-proof, as well. As director Michael Madsen puts it:
[H]ow is it possible to warn our descendants of the deadly waste we left behind? How do we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures?
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