Oh the Russians and their mysterious substances. First, it was a capacitor that could turn starlight into electricity, now it's a mineral that completely decontaminates nuclear waste. Do we know anything about either of these substances? No. Had they better start sharing? FOR THE LORD'S SAKE YES!
According to Russian Today, a mineral discovered in the Khibinsky mountains has a unique property. When it's added to water contaminated with radioactive waste, the water becomes 100% non-radioactive. So far, the mineral's only name is 27/4 but as scientists figure out what it is made of, and how to create it in the lab, I'm sure they'll come up with a catchier name for it.
That is, if it actually works, and if it can be mass produced. But if it happens, it could be a boon for the nuclear power industry, and a savior if there are any more nuclear accidents at current plants. Not that EcoGeek would support nuclear power even if waste weren't an issue. Mining and proliferation remain the big scares of nuclear power, and true renewables will always make far more sense than nuclear power.
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