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Nuclear is back in vogue. But what about its waste?

Nuclear power is undergoing a revival, and there are more than 50 reactors being built around the world. But safely disposing of lethal nuclear waste, which can remain radioactive for up to 300,000 years, remains a remarkably difficult problem to solve.

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FT Rethink series focuses on the people, technology, strategies and systems moving us from an economy that is wasteful, idle, lopsided and dirty towards one that is circular, lean, inclusive and clean. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and business perspectives from Lombard Odier