19 Nov Nuclear breakthrough has Wisconsin fingerprints
The US Department of Energy considers a recent achievement “a world record” in gas reactor particle fuel use, according to Kathy McCarthy, Deputy Associate Lab Director for Nuclear Science & Technology at Idaho National Laboratory.
UW-Madison nuclear engineering students have been strongly contributing to the projects research.
Those who’ve opposed the expansion of nuclear power cite issue of hazardous waste and potential disastrous accidents at facilities. McCarthy calls the technology “very, very safe” and highly regulated.