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Leaking nuclear-waste dump in Germany

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An abandoned salt mine in Germany, which has become a nuclear waste storage site named "Asse II". Since the 1970s, barrels of nuclear waste have been piled mussily in it. This nuclear-waste storage site is located in central Germany countryside as deep as 2,460 feet (750 meters) underground.

This picture was taken in 1970s.

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Between 1967 and 1978, there’re 126,000 barrels of radioactive waste stored in the mine, of which 90% were from nuclear power plants. Now mine is unstable and has the risk of flooding, which prompts to find another safe storage site for these dangerous wastes before Asse II collapses.

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Employee was giving a test for traces of radioactive contamination

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Employee was checking the fissures caused by rock movements.

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Above the site of the Asse II nuclear-waste dump

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September 2009, anti-nuclear protesters gathered in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg held a demonstration.

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A government worker was checking for radiation near the sealed entrance to nuclear-waste storage chambers.

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  1. Mr. Solution says:

    Why not fill the old mine with concrete?

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