by kgjablekpoprosze
January 19, 2011

from YouTube Website

This movie is the only full-length documentary about nuclear waste underground repository storage solution.


The concept of long-term underground storage has been explored already from the 50's. The inner part of the Russian doll-like storage canisters is to be composed of copper. Hence in the case of Onkalo it is tightly linked to experimentations on copper corrosion in running groundwater flow.


Application for the implementation of spent nuclear fuel repository was submitted by Posiva Oy in 2001.


The excavation itself started in 2004. With a total of 4 operable reactors providing 25% of the country energy supply, Finland ranks 16th in the world nuclear power reactors country list topped by,

  • USA (104 reactors)

  • France (58 reactors)

  • Japan (54 reactors)

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storages, which are vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes.

In Finland the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock - a huge system of underground tunnels - that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.

Once the waste has been deposited and the repository is full, the facility is to be sealed off and never opened again.


Or so we hope,

  • But can we ensure that?

  • And how is it possible to warn our descendants of the deadly waste we left behind?

  • How do we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures?

  • Which languages and signs will they understand?

  • And if they understand, will they respect our instructions?

While gigantic monster machines dig deeper and deeper into the dark, experts above ground strive to find solutions to this crucially important radioactive waste issue to secure mankind and all species on planet Earth now and in the near and very distant future.

Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, this feature documentary takes viewers on a journey never seen before into the underworld and into the future.