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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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.