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  1. Paul Chernick
    January 25, 2020 @ 2:02 pm

    The proposed process is much more complex than is suggested in the article.

    “Relativistic electrons, generated in the interaction of an ultra-intense laser pulse with plasma in front of a high-Z solid target, when passing near the nuclei of the solid target produce several MeV highly collimated Bremsstrahlung gamma beam, which can be used to induce photo-nuclear reactions.”

    So you need to create a plasma, and an ultra-intense laser, to produce a gamma-ray beam that will impact some of the nuclei of a particular isotope (Sn-126, in the paper above). So you also need to separate nuclear waste by element and isotope. Good luck with all that.