Failure?

An archaeology of the architecture of nuclear waste containment

Authored by: Rosemary A. Joyce

Elements of Architecture

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138775411
eBook ISBN: 9781315641171
Adobe ISBN: 9781317279228

10.4324/9781315641171.ch27

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Abstract

On May 10 of 2014, Forbes ran an article under the headline “Nuclear Waste Leak Traced To—Kitty Litter” (Conca 2014). This chapter takes that story—and the incident that it attempts to explain—as a beginning point to consider failed architecture.

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