The Mob Is Secretly Dumping Nuclear Waste Across Italy and Africa

Organized crime is famously good at exploiting time-sensitive industries like construction, fishing, and—of course—garbage removal. But revelations about millions of tons of toxic waste buried haphazardly and illegally by the mob are causing an uproar in southern Italy, where cancer rates are nearly 50 percent higher… » 1/31/14 2:00pm 1/31/14 2:00pm

Radioactive Gold Rush: Nuclear Waste Storage Is a Booming Business

First, dig a hole. Then, reinforce it with clay, concrete, steel, and plastic. Fill it with nuclear waste and cover it in forty more feet of concrete. Then profit. That's how one company in Texas has struck radioactive gold, charging companies $10,000 per cubic foot to store nuclear refuse. » 1/21/14 11:20am 1/21/14 11:20am

The Trick To Disposing of Nuclear Waste Could Be Turning It Into Glass

Nuclear power is great, but the waste it creates is a problem. Best case scenario we can turn it into more power in the future, but for now we're stuck just stashing it away. But there's another way—a badass way—that's poised to make it easier and safer: nuclear glass. » 11/07/13 11:23am 11/07/13 11:23am

Graphene Can Clean Radioactive Water By Clumping Up Toxins Like Magic

The wonders of graphene never seem to cease. Desalinization, flexible semiconductors, and now nuclear waste clean-up. It turns out graphene-oxide is fantastic for clumping up around radioactive waste making it easier to get rid of the stuff. » 1/13/13 1:00pm 1/13/13 1:00pm