Chernobyl's Radioactive 'Elephant's Foot' Lava Recreated

A new class of material has been created in the lab that mimics the radioactive, lava-like waste created during nuclear meltdowns like those of Chernobyl and Fukushima. The simulant materials offer a much safer way of studying radioactive molten waste such as the infamous ‘elephant’s foot’ at Chernobyl as they are only slightly radioactive.

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