Denis Strachan, a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory fellow, traveled to Italy last summer in search of the corroded glass to study how modern-day glass will hold up when storing nuclear waste. As a fan cools his lab at in Richland, Wash., he sounds almost as excited about the history as the science.
Modern scientists wanted to find out:
- How much corrosion happened over the last 1,800 years
- How water reacted with the glass
- What the ancient glass turned into
Story: Courtney Flatt, KPLU | Photo: Northwest News Network