Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

Posted by Mike Confino, March 2, 2015

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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.

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.

via Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest.