Particles from Fukushima meltdown contained plutonium

Almost ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers report that the particles from power plants contained plutonium.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Team develops new way to recycle nuclear waste

About 95% of the starting fuel rod used in nuclear reactors in the US gets discarded as nuclear waste. A new strategy offers a way to recycle it.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Is fear behind decisions about nuclear power?

"...there remains a gulf in understanding the difference between the technology's statistical risks and the dread it evokes."

Adam Dove-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 14, 2019 ~4 min

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80,000 tons of nuclear waste are sitting in limbo

"Gridlock" in Washington keeps nuclear waste from proper disposal, say experts. Their new report offers a path toward improvement.

Mark Golden-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 17, 2018 ~5 min

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