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Do not enter for 10,000 years

matty

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In the US they are creating the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. This is a space where nuclear waste is to be disposed of in some sort of underground storage complex. One of the challanges facing the project is how to mark the area in such a way as to deter any inadvertent human interference with the site for 10,000 years. 10,000 years is a long time and it would be naive to think that the whoever is around then would hve historical records of the purpose of the site, let alone understand english warning signs should they survive that long.

Think about what we would do today if we were to find any ancient sites of human activity. We'd explore them probably. How do we keep any future generations from exploring this site in the future? Thre is an interesting paper here |
http://www.halcyon.com/blackbox/hw/wipp/wipp.html |
by the team of scientists given just that charge.

a warning sign


a possible landscape design to deter people from entering
 

Cheap Ego

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Originally posted by m..m
10,000 years is a long time and it would be naive to think that the whoever is around then would hve historical records of the purpose of the site, let alone understand english warning signs should they survive that long.
It would be much more naive to think that humans would still inhabit the earth in 10,000. Much less in a physical form.

well.. maybe criminals or something.
 
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Rosey

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that's so cool!

i'd figure monumental skull and crossbones would the way to go. the human skeleton probably will not change so much that a skull is not recognizable as a mark of death in 10,000 years.
 

matty

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Originally posted by Rosey
that's so cool!

i'd figure monumental skull and crossbones would the way to go. the human skeleton probably will not change so much that a skull is not recognizable as a mark of death in 10,000 years.
A tomb can also be represnted by a human skull. Humans have a track record for investigating places like that, just look at Eygpt, Rome, and Greece. I like the idea of making it appear to be a very evil place via creative landscaping.

For some reason I think the people who live near this place are going to have developed 3rd arms and magic in 10,000 years.
 

Subsonic Chronic

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*lol* @ Adrian. :)

Another idea would be to make an Indiana Jones-style cave/tomb complex that adventurers would have to traverse before reaching the precious waste below. There could be pit falls, spears, huge rolling boulders and all sorts of boobie traps. But the best part would be the look on the faces of those who reach the end only to find a pile of nuclear waste.

Pete
 
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Rosey

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i would think their goal would be almost unattainable, to keep people out entirely that is. and they know that, from the site:
a) We have all become very marker-prone, but shouldn't we nevertheless admit that, in the end, despite all we try to do, the most effective "marker" for any intruders will be a relatively limited amount of sickness and death caused by the radioactive waste? In other words, it is largely a self-correcting process if anyone intrudes without appropriate precautions, and it seems unlikely that intrusion on such buried waste would lead to large-scale disasters. An analysis of the likely number of deaths over 10,000 years due to inadvertent intrusion should be conducted. This cost should be weighted against that of the marker system.
^^^^harsh but valid. i think one has to assume that no matter how much warning and how foreboding you make the place, somebody is gonna get hammered and decide that all this is a ploy to hide the treasure.

the more ominous and evil it is, the more somebody will think there is something hidden there.

realistically we could probably hid the place, bury it underground, but then there is always the chance that people will find it by accident or settle above it.
 
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Rosey

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i think one has to assume that no matter how much warning and how foreboding you make the place, somebody is gonna get hammered and decide that all this is a ploy to hide the treasure.
Originally posted by roo
i bet they're putting something in there that isn't nuclear waste.
case in point.
 

Karim

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I just wanted to say that this is SUCH an interesting thread.

Thanks alot!!

:) <---- Very interested
Karim
 
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AdRiaN

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Waste

I know one thing is for sure ... in 10,000 years people will probably still be pronouncing it "NU-CU-LAR" instead of "NU-CLE-AR". :)
 

Boo

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Re: Waste

Originally posted by AdRiaN
I know one thing is for sure ... in 10,000 years people will probably still be pronouncing it "NU-CU-LAR" instead of "NU-CLE-AR". :)
Oh Adrian, you are so Learn-ed

"Its pronounced "L-earned" Pepe, "L-earned" :)
 

bucky

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maybe it's where the US shadow government is and they're hiding all the documents there about what really happened on 9/11 ;)
 
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