Stockpiles of Nuclear Waste Could Be More Useful than We Might Think

1/12/20
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Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power – transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources.

Depleted uranium (DU) is a radioactive by-product from the process used to create nuclear energy. With many fearing the health risks from DU, it is either stored in expensive facilities or used to manufacture controversial armour-piercing missiles.

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Source: Homeland Security News Stockpiles of Nuclear Waste Could Be More Useful than We Might Think