Science Finland has its own Deep Geologic Repository Project 

Thinking about the Future

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The realization that nuclear waste needs to be part of civilization's planning process has been known for years.  Locally work continues on OPG's Deep Geologic Repository Project.  For updates

CNN wrote an interesting story about work in Finland and the making of a documentary aptly called "Into Infinity".  It is about the work on their deep depository for waste.

Finland's facility is designed to last 100,000 years and has some interesting geology to use.  The project has been going on since the 1970's when design began.

Projects like this have made us think about the future in ways that humans are not accustomed to do.  We don't seem to think easily about 100,000 or a 1,000,000 years in the future.  Strangely we  as humans have done a lot of thinking about the past and understand it far better than we do the future.

Projects like OPG's and Finland's initiative are important for many reasons and are taken seriously.  Good minds are working on the details.  One thing is for sure.  We need these projects to be successful and of course enduring.  Thinking about the future is becoming more important than ever.

University areas of study on futurism are starting to become popular.   It's not just nuclear waste, but all manner of things that transcend lifetimes.

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