Arch Out Loud: Designing a Surface Marker for a Geological Repository of Nuclear Waste for the Benefit of Our Children

22:00 by Cornelius Holtorf

In October 2017, a group of researchers in archaeology at Linnaeus University submitted an entry into the arch out loud competition for designing a Nuclear Landmarker at the site of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

We had been working for the past six years in close collaboration with the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB) addressing questions about long-term communication in relation to final repositories of nuclear waste. It seemed the competition was an opportunity to get some of our ideas out there.

(By Cornelius Holtorf, Anders Högberg, and Daniel Lindskog)

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Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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