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Finland works with communities to bury nuclear reactor waste

The Onkalo repository, estimated to cost 3.5b euros, has progressed with local and national support

A disposal tunnel in what will be the world's first repository for spent nuclear reactor fuel, deep in granite bedrock under Olkiluoto Island in Finland.

Olkiluoto Island, Finland

BENEATH a forested patch of land on the Gulf of Bothnia, at the bottom of a steep tunnel that winds for 4.8 kilometres through granite bedrock, Finland is getting ready to entomb its nuclear waste.

If all goes well, some time early in the next decade, the...

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