The global nuclear industry has for decades used sites like Stonehenge to justify designs for long-term markers to be placed over nuclear waste repositories to ensure they are not violated in distant, imagined futures. Alternative proposals propose a variety of aesthetic installations as alternative ways of marking the contaminated landscapes under construction. Moving back and forth between the proposals rooted in cultural heritage thinking, and those aligned with art worlds, this talk questions how both imagine human intentions as singularly effective in structuring place over spans of thousands of years.
On the 9th of October, the Environmental Humanities Center visited COVRA, a nuclear waste management facility. Ruby de Vos, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen tells us all about her experience of this unique excursion.
Our Nuclear Waste Weeks have come to a close. Student board member Ankie Petersen reports on the Nuclear Waste Event: Nuclear Waste Event During our Nuclear Waste Weeks, local and global news outlets talked about the extent of the pollution of sea water after the Fukushima disaster of 2011, an anti-nuclear weapon campaign won the... Continue Reading →