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FINAL RESTING PLACE: Finland is set to open the world’s first permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste. How did it succeed when other countries stumbled? – by Sedeer El-Showk (Science.org – February 24, 2022)

https://www.science.org/ After passing through a security gate, the van descends into a tunnel that burrows under the forests of Olkiluoto, an island off Finland’s west coast. The wheels crunch on crushed stone as a gray, wet October day gives way to darkness. “Welcome to Onkalo,” deadpans Antti Mustonen, a geologist here. Onkalo—“cavity” or “pit” in …

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