Fast Neutron Solution

The December 2005 issue of Scientific American has an article describing the use of liquid sodium cooled fission, which allows neutrons to remain energetic - fast.


www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=smarter-use-of-nuclear-wa

Benefits cited include:

- 95%, rather than 5%, energy extraction from uranium

- much smaller amounts of nuclear waste

- much shorter half-life of waste

If this is even partly true, why isn't this being widely noted in the alternative energy debate?

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