Nuclear Waste: Safe for 240,000 years?play now
A Diffusion Science Nuclear Special. We look at the breakdown of
nuclear waste storage materials with time, and the problems
associated with cleanup of the Maralinga nuclear test site.
Dr Ian Farnan, University of Cambridge, talks to Charles Willock about
possibly significant errors in estimates of nuclear waste storage times.
Alan Parkinson, nuclear engineer, talks with Charles Willock about
the mishandling of nuclear waste at Maralinga.
Presented by: Emily Fearn
Panelled by: Celine Steinfeld
Produced by Charles Willock and Ian Woolf
assisted by Patrick Rubie
"The Elements" Tom Lehrer/Sir Arthur Sullivan
"It's a scientific fact" Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans
(by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer)
November 15, 2007