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Finland: Inside the world’s first ‘nuclear graveyard’

A tunnerl inside the Onkalo repository for nuclear waste in Finland. © AFP

A vast network of tunnels 400 metres underground that has been under construction for nearly 20 years will soon begin operating as the world’s first spent nuclear fuel disposal facility – locking away radioactive uranium deep beneath the Earth’s surface for thousands of years. It is hoped the Onkalo facility in Finland will provide a solution to the problem of how to safely store the world’s nuclear waste.

This story originally appeared on France24

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