Transatomic Power's Safer Reactor Eats Nuclear Waste

Transatomic turns to an old idea to build safer nuclear reactors
Transatomic co-founder Dewan Harry Gould Harvey IV for Bloomberg Businessweek

Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie had a little time on their hands in February 2010, so they decided to fix what’s wrong with nuclear reactors. They had just completed their Ph.D. qualifying exams in nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and “we figured we were the smartest we would be for a while,” Dewan says. Their plan was to lower the cost of nuclear energy and tackle the meltdowns and radioactive waste that spook government officials and consumers.

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