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Finland Breaks Ground On World’s First Deep Geologic Nuclear Waste Repository

James Conca of Forbes reports that Finland has broken ground on the world’s first deep geological nuclear waste repository.

The C3 Take
  • Finland has found a solution to spent nuclear fuel through a first-of-its-kind final disposal site.
  •  The disposal site will be in a 2 billion-year-old igneous rock and will have a 100-year operational period.
  • While the United States still has not found a permanent storage solution for spent nuclear fuel, Finland is showing that permanent disposal of nuclear fuel is possible.

“About one hundred deposition tunnels will be excavated during the 100-year operational period. The repository will total a length of about 35 kilometers, with each tunnel being about 4.5 meters high, 3.5 meters wide and 350 meters long, each holding about 30 canisters.”

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