Our world is generating more and more nuclear waste, but have 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 tonnes of nuclear waste, for at least 100 thousand years. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear excerpts of the film Into Eternity, which explores the logistical and philosophical quandries around the construction of something that if it works, might very well outlast the entire human race.
Special thanks to Specialty Studios.
Timo ik s, Onkalo Executive Vice President of engineering; Timo Sepp l , 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 Birkenhielm, Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste theology professor; Sami Savonrinne, Onkolo Blaster.
Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender,
Host: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Michael Madsen
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Alton Byrd and Barbara Barnett