PLATE 1 - 1.4 are to be read as visual strata; sequences to scroll down - draining, toxic, underlandscapes.
FIG 1 - 3 are textual waste-fossils.
Nuclear waste is reprocessed into other forms (glass pellets, graphite rods) and then buried. It will be toxic for a duration of thousands of years, perhaps beyond future memory, when it could conceivably be dug up as treasure from the past.
‘ Advice to Miss Buswell & Miss Ripley on Drawing Fossils'
Miss Buswell and Miss Ripley were artists working on the British Fossils series published by the British Museum (Natural History) in the 1950's and 60's.
from Geomorphology: Plates 1-4
BIO: Susan Johanknecht is a writer and book artist. She is currently Subject Leader of the MA Book Arts course at Camberwell College of Arts, London.