History of Art and Architecture

Monuments to Eternity: Onkalo Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository and the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser - Colloquium

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Isaiah Bertagnolli

This paper examines two nuclear waste sites, Onkalo in Finland and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, and measures their hypothetical success by looking to the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser. The 4,500 year history of this burial monument might suggest a monumental nuclear waste marker may be unsuccessful at preventing human intervention.



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