nuclearpower.jpgIPNews® – A group of University of Texas at Austin scientists announced Wednesday that they have patented a new type of nuclear reactor that could eventually provide a method of transforming toxic nuclear waste into useable fuel.

Mike Kotschenreuther, Prashant Valanju and Swadesh Mahajan, physicists at UT’s College of Natural Sciences, said their hybrid fission-fusion reactor would be able to incinerate nuclear waste and harness the resulting energy. The technology could eventually eliminate 99 percent of the most toxic waste that conventional fission reactors generate, the scientists said. To continue reading, click: UT Researchers Patent Way To Turn Nuclear Waste Into Fuel