Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

Researchers in Japan have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting radioactive material into short-lived nuclides by absorbing surplus neutrons in the core peripheral portion of a small fast reactor faster than they are generated in the core, thus providing an effective way to lessen the burden of nuclear waste on future generations.