INDEPENDENT LENS: Containment

INDEPENDENT LENS: Containment

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:00pm

One of the scenarios for marking the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) against possible far-future intrusion: potash miners.

Credit: Courtesy of Redacted Pictures/Peter Kuper

Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land. INDEPENDENT LENS: Containment airs Monday, January 9 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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