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INDEPENDENT LENS | Containment | Trailer | PBS

Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a great amount of land. Governments around the world, desperate to protect future generations, have begun imagining society 10,000 years from now in order to create monuments that will speak across time. Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative but troubled distant future as it journeys through weapons plants, a Fukushima, Japan ravaged by nuclear disaster, and then deep underground, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

Premiering Monday, January 9, 2017. Check local listings:

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