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German Film Series: Die Reise zum sichersten Ort der Erde

Die Reise zum sichersten Ort der Erde film
Die Reise zum sichersten Ort der Erde
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Condon Hall 429


Die Reise zum sichersten Ort der Erde (Journey to the Safest Place on Earth)
2015, dir. by Edgar Hagen
100 min., English subtitles

Over 350,000 tons of highly radioactive waste and spent fuel rods are in temporary storage on site at nuclear power complexes and at intermediate storage sites all over the world. More than 10,000 additional tons join them every year. It is the most dangerous waste man has ever produced. Waste that requires storage in a safe final repository for hundreds of thousands of years. Out of reach of humanity and other living creatures. The question is, where? Together with Swiss-British nuclear physicist Charles McCombie, who has been searching for a safe final storage site for highly radioactive nuclear waste for thirty-five years, director Edgar Hagen investigates the limitations and contradictions involved in this project of global significance. Supporters and opponents of nuclear energy struggle for solutions whilst dogmatic worldviews are assailed by doubt. (IMDb)

Sponsored by: Department of Germanics

*Screenings are available to UW students, faculty, and staff.