The Financial Times (gated) carries the report. In (very) brief:

  • technology known as “nuclear transmutation”
  • could cut the volume of highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants by 80%
  • would reduce the time it remains radioactive to “less than 500 years” (from hundreds of thousands of years)

If this proves to be be corrrect it's a game changer for energy.

Bloomberg and Reuters report the UK is looking for ban China General Nuclear Power Group CGN from al