A long and complex process. The first bars will not be ready for the official burial before 2020. Meanwhile other material will start the cooling process of canon 40 years to be entered in the disposal process , a process that in Finland , by law , is the responsibility of each individual producer of electricity through nuclear power plants must ensure the safety of the waste produced .
Tiny Olkiluoto , off the Finnish west coast , will become the most expensive and long-lived tomb ever built by man , a maze of tunnels more than 400 meters below the surface where it was given the name ” Onkalo ” cave in Finnish , which It will accommodate 5,500 tons of nuclear waste cost anything but modest than 3.5 billion euro .
Starting in 2020, Finland plans to stow 5,500 tons of nuclear waste in the tunnels, over 1,380 feet below the Earth’s surface.
Already home to one of Finland’s two nuclear power plants, Olkiluoto is now the site of a tunnelling project set to cost up to $4 billion until the 2120s, when the vaults will be sealed for good.