Massive breakthrough could solve our nuclear waste problem

A new material could potentially make recycling nuclear waste a cost-effective possibility. Nuclear energy provides electricity for a large segment of the global population, but it has one Achilles’ heel that remains to be adequately addressed: the waste. According to a report from Business Standard, however, scientists from the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made a breakthrough finding that could lead to a viable solution to this lingering problem. A team of scientists has developed a new material that can clean up nuclear waste gases created as a byproduct of fuel reprocessing plants. The researchers say the material allows for the efficient, safe and cheap disposal of harmful byproducts of generating nuclear energy. The study was carried out by an international team based in Switzerland at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale…


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