Can Radioactive Waste be Immobilized in Glass for Millions of Years?

Rutgers professor Ashutosh Goel invents way to contain radioactive iodine

How do you handle nuclear waste that will be radioactive for millions of years, keeping it from harming people and the environment?

It isn’t easy, but Rutgers researcher Ashutosh Goel has discovered ways to immobilize such waste – the offshoot of decades of nuclear weapons production – in glass and ceramics.


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