radioactive waste

New Material Goes all ‘Venus Fly Trap’ on Nuclear Waste

March 1, 2010 / No Comments

Nuclear waste is tough to handle, and can take thousands of years to decay before it becomes safe again. The waste contains non-toxic sodium ions and highly radioactive cesium isotopes. Removing these harmful isotopes has been difficult as most materials cannot "differentiate" between the radioactive ions and the non-toxic ones. Scientists Mercouri Kanatzidis and Nan Ding from US Department of ...

GE, Hitachi Want Fuel From Nuclear Waste

February 18, 2010 / No Comments

The world is now actively considering nuclear energy as a power source, and a number of new reactors are now planned across the world. With all the wonderful energy that these reactors produced, comes the big trouble aka radioactive waste. Handling this waste is no easy job, and it takes thousands of years for the waste to become safe through ...