Independent Lens explores the impact of nuclear waste storage tonight on PBS.
The latest documentary from Independent Lens is titled Containment, and centers on the struggle to find storage space for nuclear waste.
As PBS explains: "Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land."
"You are assuming that the institutions that guarantee your safety right now will be there
hundreds of years from now," says Allison Macfarlane, former chair of the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission. "And I do not have that faith."
"How many of us make decisions thinking about how what we do today will impact people 10,000 years from now?," adds Lois Vossen, executive producer of Independent Lens. "Containment creates a glimpse of a future beyond our imagination and asks us to take responsibility for that future."
Independent Lens: Containment airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT and lasts until approximately 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. There is no live stream available for this program, but Independent Lens makes their films available online after they air, so keep checking this page in the days to come.
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