This could potentially provide a power source for thousands of years, because of the longstanding half-life of the radioactive substances.
Researchers from Rutgers University have discovered a new method to store nuclear waste: contain it in glass and ceramics. Ashutosh Goel, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has found a way to immobilize radioactive iodine in ceramics at room temperature.
Have we reached the end? Researchers said once it happens, the consequences are irreversible.
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery of a rare nanoporous material that could clear up and recycle radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in a safer and cheaper way than current practices, eliminating the risk of a dangerous explosion.
A call for waste elimination was raised after the Hanford nuclear leak increased catastrophically.