(Pensoft Publishers) To regain public confidence in nuclear power — a sustainable source of renewable energy, as well as bridging the gap between what we know today and what is going on in practice, scientists propose a new safety barrier to be implemented in large reactors around the world. The new barrier, described in the open-access journal Nuclear Energy and Technology, could reduce the probability of core melt to that of a large meteorite hitting the site.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/pp-nrw112519.php