Catherine Clifford writes for CNBC about nuclear waste’s energy potential.
- Spent nuclear fuel could provide an innovative pathway power sector decarbonization.
- Using what is known as a fast reactor, scientists can salvage enough uranium from nuclear waste to power the United States for 100 years.
- Next-generation nuclear companies such as Oklo and Terra Power are implementing fast reactors in their designs in order to reduce and repurpose waste.
- Despite its economic drawbacks in the past, fast reactors could be crucial to reducing emissions in the United States.
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