Every day, the world over, large quantities of highly radioactive waste are placed in interim storage facilities which are vulnerable to natural or manmade disasters.
In Finland the world’s first permanent storage facility is being constructed inside a mountain. A huge system of underground tunnels have been hewn out of solid rock. It is essential that it lasts 100.000 years, as long as the waste remains hazardous.
Once the waste has been deposited and the cleats are filled, the system is sealed and never opened again. At least we hope so, but can we guarantee it? How is it possible to warn our descendants of the fatal waste we left behind? How can we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures? Which languages and signs will they understand, and if they understand them, will they take our instructions seriously?
While giant, monstrous machines dig deeper and deeper into the dark, experts of the day strive to find solutions to the nuclear waste question to guarantee security for humanity and all species of the planet Earth now and in a very distant future.
“Into Eternity” captures audiences with an unseen journey into the underworld and into the future, captivating, miraculous and frightening.