Fast-Acting Nuclear Reactor Will Power Through Piles of Plutonium

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Even the latest generation of nuclear power reactors can only harvest about five percent of the energy stored in their radioactive fuel supplies, and the toxic leftovers must then be buried deep underground to slowly decay over hundreds of thousands of years. But thanks to a new breed of sodium-cooled pool reactor, we may soon be able to draw nearly 100 times more energy from nuclear fuels, while slashing their half-lives by two orders of magnitude. Read more…

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Fast-Acting Nuclear Reactor Will Power Through Piles of Plutonium

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