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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Unlikely Solution Potentially Discovered to Clean up Nuclear Waste -- Using Lasers and PM Solutions

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I am long held the opinion that it was impossible to speed up radioactive decay, or get radionuclides to go directly to stable elements.    But I am also a suspiciious optimist.   So here is an article to kick off this idea.

No time for a deep dive. 

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https://www.rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/07/20/unlikely_solution_potentially_discovered_to_clean_up_nuclear_47885.html

Recently, a research team led by Georgy Shafeyev from the Prokhorov General Physics Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOFAN) said that it has come close to solving the problem of nuclear waste. These researchers state that certain radioactive elements can be quickly and easily converted into a neutral substance if placed in a special solution and exposed to a laser.

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