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The Source: 'Containment' Explores The Struggle To Keep Nuclear Waste Confined

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One of the scenarios for marking the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) against possible far-future intrusion: Nickey Nuke.

The safe storage of nuclear waste is one of the world’s most pressing issues, yet not a single country has a well-worked out plan for these deadly and long-lived materials. 

The U.S. Department of Energy announced in December that a site in West Texas is under consideration for testing on long-term radioactive waste storage. 

Filmed in weapons plants, in Fukushima, and in a deep underground burial site, a new PBS film "Containment" explores the struggle to keep waste confined over millennia (stream the film here).