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energy from nuclear waste

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Nuclear energy is considered by many people to be the only realistic alternative to fossil fuel to power our civilization. But one of the problems of generating nuclear energy is that it generates toxic waste which can be extremely hazardous for thousands of years.

Now physicists at the University of Texas at Austin have designed a system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to relatively inexpensively destroy the waste from nuclear fission in nuclear power plants.

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