College of Sciences

UNLV Selected for DOE Nuclear Energy University Program

Posted: May 31, 2012

Two UNLV research teams were awarded more than $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate new ways to safely separate and store radioactive waste from nuclear fuel recycling.

The DOE, as part of its Nuclear Energy University Program, supports a limited number of research projects to advance current nuclear reactor efficiency, find better ways to recycle and/or dispose of spent nuclear fuel, and design reactors that produce more energy and less waste. UNLV is one of just 32 universities nationwide to earn funding under this program in 2012.

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