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Vitrification process turns radioactive waste into durable glass for safe disposal

By Faye Oney / June 8, 2018

Researchers have successfully converted radioactive waste into glass through vitrification at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The test is part of an overall plan to send low-activity waste directly to the vitrification facility via Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste system.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / May 30, 2018

Improved technique for scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy, novel cryogenic near-field optical microscope, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 30, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / May 23, 2018

Making carbon nanotubes as usable as plastic, robotic assembly of the world’s smallest house, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 23, 2018.

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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Funding for DOE’s science research, programs would remain flat under House spending plan

By Jessica McMathis / June 16, 2014

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee presented the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that keeps funding for the Department of Energy’s programs and research flat.

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Disposed to disposable: Why homes don’t last in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Jessica McMathis / June 4, 2014

In Japan, where the typical home lasts just three decades and is worth nothing after 15 years, it’s common that homeowners have nothing to show for their 30 years of mortgage payments.

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Report: Push for clean energy may impair America’s ability to reduce carbon emissions

By Jessica McMathis / May 5, 2014

New data suggests that America’s efforts to make its energy cleaner and greener are actually impeding its ability to reduce harmful carbon emissions.

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Global nuclear notes: Japan to restart nuclear program, China on track to beat 2020 targets

By Jessica McMathis / March 25, 2014

In the race to reinvigorate nuclear energy programs across the globe, who’s winning?

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Japan’s leaders do u-turn, water down nuclear ban policy

By / September 21, 2012

Nuclear power plant control room. Credit: Wikipedia Commons. When Japan’s government last week suddenly announced that it would phase out its nuclear power plants by 2040, it probably thought it would be scoring some popularity points with its population where public opinion has been strong in opposing the continued use of nuclear power since the…

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Japan to end nuclear power by 2040; France plans to cut back

By / September 14, 2012

Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Rally on 19 September 2011 This is a bit of a surprise, and I have no idea how this will fully reverberate through the scientific and technical communities, but Japan and France apparently have made major decisions to back away from a reliance on nuclear power, and in the case of the…

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