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Federal Disposal Field HZ-21 terminals

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10,000 Years Initiative




Transfer Logs


[[[[[Nuclear Waste Transfers Received: ]]]]]
Barrels: | Status: |

056 | Disposed |
074 | Disposed |
072 | Disposed |
133 | Disposed |
061 | Disposed |
156 | Disposed |
144 | Disposed |
048 | Disposed |
287 | Disposed |
088 | Pending |
053 | Pending |

Editor ID: LC191_SiteDirector10kYearsSubTerminal

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I. Background


Federal Disposal Field HZ-21 is among the first such facilities in the Appalachia region to undergo the 10,000 Years Initiative.

At this site, we provide a secure location to dispose of leftover nuclear waste from weapons production and research. Because this waste can take many thousands of years to break down and become safe, we must warn potential future inhabitants that this location is inhospitible to life. The 10,000 Years Initiative aims to solve this problem.

II. Why is this Necessary?


Even if catastrophic civilization collapse does not occur, standard communications can break down for many reasons over long time periods. Languages are lost to time, or evolve. We do not speak the same English spoken one thousand years ago, let alone the same language spoken by our ancestors 10,000 years ago. We do not know who, or what will inhabit these lands 10,000 years from now.

Additionally, the media for storing such messages can become obsolete due to new technologies. Others, such as paper, or paint do not stand the test of time.

III. Methods


Our goal is to create lasting monuments that convey a sense of danger and harm to those who would come across them.

Phase One involves the construction of gigantic concrete spikes, which can withstand weather, erosion, and shifting topography. They are designed to evoke a sense of dread, and to discourage building on top of them.

During Phase Two, we will post sturdy metal engravings around the perimeter. These engravings will be sealed and treated to withstand harsh conditions. They will include pictograms instead of modern language, in order to clearly convey a sense of danger to life, transcending any potential language barriers millennia from now.

IV. Conclusions


Once the site is filled to capacity, it will be sealed and left alone for as long as it presents a danger to life. While we cannot guarantee safety forever, or that future generations will heed our warnings, we can guarantee that we have done all that is humanly possible to provide the warnings in the first place.