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Nuclear Waste: A Warning Sign to Last 10,000 Years

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Brandon Alms

Those cute bunnies on the left are meant to warn future people — really future people — away from a nuclear waste dump. Created by Brandon Alms, the artwork was a winning entry in the Desert Space Foundation's contest to design a universal warning sign for a radioactive repository planned for Yucca Mountain.

As part of our series on the renaissance of nuclear power, we're looking at the problem of nuclear waste.

One challenge: What kind of warning sign would still say "stay away" to humans living 10,000 years from now? Host Alison Stewart suggested something in red, to which I would counter, "Christmas." You?