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New glass-ceramic composite shows promise for safer storage of nuclear waste

February 9, 2024

A new glass-ceramic composite shows great promise for the safer storage of nuclear waste. “Simply put, we want to find the best candidate for containing nuclear waste,” explains Mehrnaz Mikhchian, a University of Saskatchewan Ph.D. student who has published findings following a year-long study.

Nuclear power holds a lot of potential as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels; however, two main challenges have been deterrents to widespread adoption—preventing leaching into the environment and safely disposing of large volumes of waste.

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