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Undergraduate students in the Nuclear Maker senior capstone course (22.033) have designed a new type of concrete, strengthened with gamma-irradiated plastic chips. This innovation can simultaneously remove plastic from landfills and strengthen concrete, by displacing cement and generating less CO2 in major construction projects.
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