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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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