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Recycling Nuclear Waste to Power Deep Space Exploration

September 18th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

The British Sellafield nuclear reprocessing facility in Cumbria is working to harvest americium-241 from the nuclear waste of the country's nuclear reactors in the hopes of turning the material into a feasible means for powering long-range spacecraft built by the European Space Agency

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