The uranium-persulfide complex associated with the transforming mineral surface. Credit: Diamond Light Source A new paper to be published on December 16, 2019, provides a significant new insight into our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry and could help with the UK’s nuclear legacy. Conducted by a team of researchers from the […]

Tiny, self-propelled robots could someday be used to clean up radioactive waste. Credit: American Chemical Society According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world’s growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater […]

A demonstrator of a new Kilopower reactor under development by NASA and the Department of Energy. Photo Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center In preparing for possible missions to the Red Planet in the near future, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has been given the go-ahead to test a small […]

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The PUREX facility at Hanford. Yes, there was a tunnel collapse at a former nuclear processing facility on Tuesday. No, you don’t need to panic. Knowledge is power:  What is Hanford? In 1943, the United States government bought out an area in Washington State as a site for the Manhattan […]

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This Nov. 1, 2013 photo shows rows of chambers holding intermediate-level radioactive waste in shallow pits at the Bruce Power nuclear complex near Kincardine, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo-John Flesher TORONTO — A public opinion survey used to bolster claims of widespread support for a proposed nuclear waste bunker near […]

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Naturally occurring bacteria could consume pent-up hydrogen gas in nuclear waste repositories to prevent radioactive leaks, say researchers at EPFL. Scientists may have found an unexpected ally in the long-term disposal of nuclear waste: bacteria. In a recent study, a research team led by EPFL discovered a microbial community made […]