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Neutralize hazardous waste with free power Plasma Arc Processing

Every year the U.S. spends billions in the processing and management of hazardous mixed waste. One increasing valuable method of treating this waste is with plasma-arc processing which can convert mixed waste to much less harmful components. But this uses a lot of expensive electricity often making the method not viable. I suggest setting up plasma arc processing close to a few existing nuclear power plants, many of which... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Depleted Uranium as Fuel

I have heard of a reactor that uses depleted uranium as a fuel source. It's called a Traveling wave reactor. This would be a good way to get rid of all that DU we have lying around. The down side is that the tech is currently still being researched according to the few pubs I took a look at. As such it is a long tem project which would be a good idea to start now (yes I DO know that we have a buget crises)
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