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2009-06-02 13:42:14

Researchers at the Aespoe Hard Rock Laboratory in Oskarshamn, Sweden, are working toward the goal of becoming the first country to bury nuclear waste miles below the Earth's surface. The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) plans to chose a site for its final nuclear waste repository sometime this month. "If all goes as planned, construction could begin in 2016 and the first canister could be deposited in the repository in 2022 or 2024," SKB spokesman Jimmy Larsson-Hagberg...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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