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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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The World’s Uranium Bank for Nuclear Reactors

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium Bank holds enough energy to power a large city for three years. It serves as a back-up fuel supply for countries that rely on nuclear power. This secure facility was set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency and stores 90 tonnes of low enriched uranium, in case a country is unable ...

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NWMO Advances Canada’s Plan For Long-Term Management Of Used Nuclear Fuel

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is advancing the site selection process for a deep geological repository for Canada’s used nuclear fuel. The organization will narrow its focus from five to two potential siting areas, an important advancement in Canada’s plan. The site selection process has been underway since 2010. This process started with 22 municipalities and indigenous communities that ...

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