Problems of nuclear waste disposal

By Stephan Köhler, Mario Vormstein. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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To broaden the interdisciplinary perspective of the physics students in Mainz, the Young Minds group cooperates with the JungChemikerForum, the organization for students of the German Chemistry Society (Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker).

Their first joined seminar, held on 24 April 2012, that they organized in light of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and the following change in German nuclear policy leading to one question which becomes more and more important…

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Belgium centre unveils safer nuclear reactor design

By Ian Randall. Published on 15 February 2012 in:
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A new, safer method of operating lead-cooled nuclear reactors has been demonstrated at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre. The operational model, Guinevere, uses a particle accelerator to control nuclear reactions.

As the new reactor design – referred to as an Accelerator Driven System [ADS] – requires an external neutron source to operate, an immediate shutdown can be brought about by simply turning off the particle accelerator. This makes Guinevere both much safer and easier to control…

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