The lethal, highly radioactive nuclear waste from decades of nuclear power needs, at some point soon, to be disposed of in final repositories for centuries to come. Safe places are being searched for throughout the world. Filmmaker Edgar Hagen examines the limitations and contradictions of this global quest.
We follow nuclear physicist Charles McCombie, among others, who has been leading the search for a safe nuclear waste disposal for 35 years. His quest takes him from the deserts of Nevada to the Swiss mountains, Australia, the Gobi Desert and a small community in Sweden where people are voting about living on a nuclear disposal.