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