nuclear waste

World’s First Flying 3D Printer Built to Clean Up Radioactive Nuclear Sites

World’s First Flying 3D Printer Built to Clean Up Radioactive Nuclear Sites

Scientists at the Imperial College London have developed the world’s first flying 3D printer. Using small, preprogrammed drones, Dr. Mirko Kovac and his team from the Aerial Robotics Laboratory have

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UK Nuclear Dump Could Be Swept Out to Sea Due to Planning Error

UK Nuclear Dump Could Be Swept Out to Sea Due to Planning Error

An internal document released by the UK Environment Agency (EA) reveals that the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) on the Cumbrian coast is under threat from rising sea levels. If overwhelmed, which

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Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

 Photo © Shutterstock A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to clean up radioactive fallout in northern Japan.

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Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years

Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years

Photo via Shutterstock It looks like Japan isn't the only country to suddenly realize that its nuclear plants have radioactive water leaks. A report from Reuters says a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have

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Spent Nuclear Fuel Could Be Used to Sterilize Medical Products and Foods

Spent Nuclear Fuel Could Be Used to Sterilize Medical Products and Foods

Photo via Shutterstock For decades, engineers have been looking for something to do with spent nuclear waste other than letting it just sit in a repository. There are 104 nuclear reactors in the

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Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Dump is Leaking Toxic Waste

Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Dump is Leaking Toxic Waste

One of the biggest problems with nuclear power is the radioactive waste it produces; governments and the scientific community have struggled to find ways to safely contain the hazardous materials. Sadly,

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Kurion, Inc. Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass for Safer Long-Term Storage

Kurion, Inc. Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass for Safer Long-Term Storage

Photo via Shutterstock One of the greatest challenges facing the nuclear power industry is the question of what to do with the dangerous radioactive waste it creates. California-based Kurion, Inc.

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UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory to Transform Waste Plutonium into Batteries for Spacecraft

UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory to Transform Waste Plutonium into Batteries for Spacecraft

The problem with nuclear energy has always been the radioactive waste that it produces. However the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has decided to take a large store of waste plutonium at the Sellafield

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Bill Gates Teams Up With Korea to Develop Revolutionary “Cleaner” Nuclear Reactors

Bill Gates Teams Up With Korea to Develop Revolutionary “Cleaner” Nuclear Reactors

Bill Gates photo from Shutterstock Human beings have an amazing capacity for selective memory. Just over a year ago, Japan suffered through a massive nuclear fallout, the consequences of which are

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Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Cooling Tower photo from Shutterstock Nuclear waste issues have been plaguing the US federal government for decades - and they finally came to a head this year. In June, a US Court of Appeals ruled

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Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have isolated and explained the phenomenon that causes microbes to generate electricity while cleaning up nuclear waste. The team is hoping to use their

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Millions of Sunflowers Soak Up Nuclear Radiation in Fukushima

Millions of Sunflowers Soak Up Nuclear Radiation in Fukushima

Nearly six months after the devastating tsunami hit Japan, communities are turning to mother nature to help restore theirs homes and hopes. Millions of sunflowers have been planted in radioactive areas to

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Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Recent studies have shown that the uses of green algae are boundless. First, scientists at R.I.T. used algae to synthesize biofuel, and recently scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne National

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New Nuclear Reactors May Almost Completely Destroy Atomic Waste

New Nuclear Reactors May Almost Completely Destroy Atomic Waste

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Despite its lack of carbon emissions, many environmentalists fear wider adoption of nuclear power. One main concern is where to store all that atomic waste produced

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GE Hitachi Plans to Turn Nuclear Waste into Fuel

GE Hitachi Plans to Turn Nuclear Waste into Fuel

President Obama's recent announcement that the U.S. government will offer $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first new nuclear plant in the country in 30 years upset clean energy advocates for

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E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E. Coli does more than just make people sick -- it can also be used to clean up nuclear waste, according to researchers at Birmingham University. The research team found that E. Coli bacteria effectively

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