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Shock Treatment Removes Nuclear Contaminants From Reactor Waste Water

A new technique developed by researchers at MIT uses shock waves to remove radioactive contaminants from nuclear reactor wastewater. Called shock electrodialysis, the cleansing process separates waste products from the power plant’s coolant system for disposal, while the water can be recycled instead of replaced. Nuclear waste disposal consists of  items like spent nuclear fuel or irradiated components from decommissioned ...

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Nuclear Waste: Disposal Theories

As the world feels the dire effects of climate change, many prominent scientists are working to provide safe, efficient, and clean alternative fuels and energies. As they scramble to find ways to make solar and wind farms cheaper and more efficient, there are others who know that a safe, relatively cheap, efficient, and clean energy already exists: nuclear power. The ...

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Disposing Of Radioactive Waste: A Concern

African countries looking to invest in nuclear energy as a source of clean electricity should consider Europe’s struggles with disposing of radioactive waste. Seventy years after the nuclear age began, no country has built a place to safely store its waste, a report published this caution, raising concerns for governments mulling nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. More ...

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The Business of Profitably Disposing of Nuclear Waste

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment on 3 November 2009 unanimously approved a legislation to ban the importation of foreign radioactive waste for disposal in the US. Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) introduced H.R. 515: Radioactive Import Deterrence Act in January of 2009 and the bill could soon be up for a vote in ...

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French Regulator Says 900MWe N-Reactors Safe for 40 Years

There are no generic problems that would affect the ability of France’s 900 MWe reactors to enjoy a 40-year operating life, the country’s nuclear regulator has told plant operator Electricité de France (EdF). In a formal letter to EdF, André-Claude Lacoste, president of France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorité de sûreté nucléaire, ASN), noted that on the basis of the evidence ...

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Sweden Keen to Offer N-Waste Management Expertise to India

Sweden is offering India its considerable expertise in nuclear waste management and areas relating to nuclear security. The country, having world leadership in management of used fuel has its nuclear waste management well in hand. Earlier this year, Swedish companies operating in the nuclear sector came to India on an exploratory trip for discussions with Nuclear Power Corporation of India ...

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EIL to Build N-Waste Storage Caverns with Swedish Help

State-owned Engineers India Ltd (EIL), which provides engineering and related technical services for industrial projects, plans to enter the nuclear business by constructing underground caverns to store nuclear waste and is likely to use the services of Swedish consultants SWECO and SKB International Consulting AB. SWECO is a consultant to EIL for constructing an underground crude oil storage facility in ...

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