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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 11:09 AM
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Into Eternity- full documentary nuclear waste
Run time: 75:31
Posted on YouTube: January 15, 2011
By YouTube Member: energiefreak
Views on YouTube: 13561
Posted on DU: March 24, 2011
By DU Member: Ichingcarpenter
Views on DU: 412
Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storages, which are vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes.

In Finland the worlds first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock a huge system of underground tunnels that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
Once the waste has been deposited and the repository is full, the facility is to be sealed off and never opened again. Or so we hope, but can we ensure that?

And how 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? Which languages and signs will they understand? And if they understand, will they respect our instructions?

While gigantic monster machines dig deeper and deeper into the dark, experts above ground strive to find solutions to this crucially important radioactive waste issue to secure mankind and all species on planet Earth now and in the near and very distant future.

Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, this feature documentary takes viewers on a journey never seen before into the underworld and into the future.

"A riveting documentary: as spooky as the early scenes of 2001." 
- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

"Jaw-dropping! Tackles a subject almost beyond comprehension. One of the most extraordinary factual films to be shown this year. Madsen's film does not merely ask tough questions about the implications of nuclear energy...but about how we, as a race, conceive our own future. This is nothing less than post-human architecture we are talking about. Why isn't every government, every philosopher, every theologian, everywhere in the world discussing Onkalo and its implications? I don't know, but they should see this film."

- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian (UK)

"Intelligent, visually striking! Discusses the practical, political, philosophical and ethical problems entailed with a variety of Scandinavian scientists, administrators and thinkers who all talk slowly, eloquently, and slightly ominously, in excellent English. An eerie, provocative, poetic film."

- Philip French, Observer (UK)

"A quietly philosophical meditation on time and infinity."
- The Independent (UK)

"A hauntingly cool documentary!"
- Jason Solomons, The Mail on Sunday UK

Released in the US Feb 2
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 11:35 AM
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1. Thanks for this posting this here at this time.
Edited on Thu Mar-24-11 11:36 AM by freshwest
It has always been my concern what kind of society would be required to contain such materials for so many lifetimes.

Mankind is not that orderly, nor is nature. To disregard the time factor is faith-based thinking, whether a scientist says so or not.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 11:57 AM
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2. Homo Sapiens has only came out of Africa 100,000 yrs ago
It seem extremely presumptuous that any future man 100,000 years later will have a clue
about this site and its dangers.

Civilizations come and go, think of the ancient Egyptians and deciphering
their language and writings...let alone Greek liner A which hasn't been deciphered yet.
Meanwhile some future treasure hunter opens this
pit of death seeking treasure....

Anyway its a very good documentary enjoy.
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