Nuclear Waste In My Backyard| 26mins
Director: Irja Martens | Producer: Carl A Fechner
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Germany
There are 300 tonnes of highly radioactive waste worldwide that must be safely stored. But how should we manage this problem â€“ without any permanent disposal site? The documentary follows different people who try to find solutions. Two worlds are clashing: While the people of Wendland, Germany, have been fighting against the construction of a permanent waste storage site in their region, a small town in Sweden has submitted an application to host such a site! The citizens, or at least about 80 percent of them, are looking forward to constructions starting. Skeptical voices are quite rare.