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New Fusion-Fission System Invented, Promises Clean Nuclear Power
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009 12:29

"I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to start a flame in your heart"
Jason Mick (Blog) - January 28, 2009 10:32 AM

Enormous advances in waste reprocessing and reactor safety have made nuclear energy a promising alternative to fossil fuels, one which already provides much of the power for Japan and France.

Amid a rejuvenation of nuclear power, with fresh plant applications and research, a new type of reactor invented in the U.S. may help make an even stronger argument for a nuclear future.  The new reactor essentially pairs a fission reactor with a fusion one, using the byproducts of the fusion process (neutrons) to break down spent nuclear fuel.  The result is a system that is not forced to rely on high generation from fusion power, which is currently just reaching the break-even point, but which produces less nuclear waste.   [Dailytech...]   [Comments...]

 

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