Since leaving Microsoft, Bill Gates has concentrated on philanthropy and advocating on public health, education and clean energy issues. Now, he’s in discussions with China about a new initiative: the joint development of a new type of nuclear reactor that can run on depleted uranium.
“The idea is to be very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste,” said Gates during a talk at China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. As much as a billion dollars could be put into research and development over the next five years.
Here’s an Associated Press article with more details about the initiative.