Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery of a rare nanoporous material that could clear up and recycle radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in a safer and cheaper way than current practices, eliminating the risk of a dangerous explosion.(Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Chernobyl could be a thing of the past as scientists recently discovered a rare material that could clear up and recycle radioactive waste. This revolutionary material could clean waste from nuclear plants in a safer and cheaper way than current practices.
The study was conducted by a team of scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (EPFL) and published in the journal Nature Communications. The said material tagged as SBMOF-1 is classified as a nanoporous crystal that's used to clean carbon dioxide emissions and other pollutants.