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What technologies/techniques can be used or developed to control radioactive waste?
Kyle Brinkman, Ph.D.
Posted Date: 02/15/2016
This week’s question is based on the article “Multi-Phase Ceramic Composites as Host for Nuclear Waste” from Volume 2, Issue 3 of the HDIAC Journal. Nuclear power is a critical piece of the global energy consumption. Since generation of nuclear energy is expected to rise, storing and disposing of the radioactive waste creates many complex and long-term concerns, especially in terms of environmental and nonproliferation impact for the United States. Investing in proper storage and immobilization of nuclear waste is essential for protecting the United States.
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