In reply to  Jed Rothwell's message of Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:53:20 -0500:
>material is left in it. In other words, breeder reactors may improve
>tremendously hundreds of years from now.

We already have the technology to do this. Accelerator based reactors would be
able to burn up the Actinides, which are the major long lived radioisotopes.

As previously mentioned, muon based fusion reactors creating fast neutrons might
also be used.

BTW, I'm surprised you didn't mention the possibility of using LENR to remediate
the waste. ;)


Robin van Spaandonk

local asymmetry = temporary success

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