Radioactive wastes in space – oh what a lovely idea!


Nuclear waste to fuel Neptune mission THE AUSTRALIAN BY: JONATHAN LEAKE  The Times September 30, 2012 BRITAIN’S burgeoning stockpile of nuclear waste may finally be put to good use – as fuel for Europe’s future missions to the solar system’s most distant and exotic planets such as Uranus and Neptune.

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Britain’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) want to use radioactive isotopes harvested from the waste to make the nuclear batteries essential to power such space probes.

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