A Nuclear Waste Repository Grows In Finland
The world's first permanent disposal site for spent nuclear fuel is being built on Finland's western shore.
By Sandra Upson
The mystery of how to dispose of radioactive waste has remained unsolved since the dawn of the nuclear power industry more than half a century ago. Temporary storage sites require humans to monitor their safety--a solution that doesn't work well when the material will remain dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Finland, however, has made substantial progress toward building a final home for its waste. To read more about the project, check out "Finland's Nuclear Waste Solution."