26 Feb '15, 1pm

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

By Stephen Edelstein 162 views Feb 26, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nuclear power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered green today. It was nuclear power. Multiple accidents and concerns over long-term disposal of radioactive fuel essentially killed nuclear-power development in the U.S., but some researchers believe it's poised to make a comeback. DON'T MISS: Coal Power Plant That Can Capture Carbon To Open In Mid-2016 A new startup called Transatomic plans to market a reactor based on a design from the golden age of atomic research--and it's fueled by the waste of current reactors. This "back to the future" approach relies on a "molten salt" reactor type that hasn't see...

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