EDIT: that article is old in fact, from 2006.
An Italian article reported in 2006 a UK military report citing Iwamura and Celani researchs to manage nuclear waste remediation through LENR.
I don't know the impact factor of that media, but the article is quite positive.
Cold Fusion: The UK looks at an Italian-Japanese study (Translated in english)
The project consists of low-energy nuclear transmutation during an electrochemical process
In a list recently compiled by the Ministry of Defence (Britain is struggling with 2.3 million cubic meters of radioactive waste whose disposal the exorbitant cost of 10 billion euro) cites several examples of conventional science is not particularly worthy of attention: in first place on this list is the cold fusion experiment with a very palatable. How so? The reference is very accurate and, as reported by this newspaper in an article in April 2005, as the results of a series of experiments conducted successfully since 2000 by Japanese researchers Mitsubishi Heavy Industry coordinated by Yasuhiro Iwamura, and confirmed by Alternative techniques at the laboratories of Frascati by a working group led by Francesco Celani: low energy nuclear transmutation during an electrochemical process. Japanese experiment it was shown that, in a cell gaseous suitably assembled, amount of cesium and strontium natural can be transmuted into different chemical elements and precisely in praseodymium (a rare earth) and molybdenum, with a negligible use of energy. Beyond its scientific aspects, this research could open new perspectives for the energy future of the planet. In fact, radioactive isotopes of cesium and strontium are the most abundant constituents of hazardous and nuclear waste, and, if released into the environment, entering the food chain. In summary, if we could do an experiment in which quantities of radioactive elements were transmuted into harmless elements, using little energy, among other things, you could finally remove the main obstacle to the use of nuclear energy by eliminating extensive and lasting l ' current complex and expensive waste management thereof.
Confirmation of these results have arrived in recent months, as well as by Mitsubishi Yokohama, also from American laboratories, Russian, French and Italian and discussed at an international conference held in Japan in December 2005. Though there is still no complete theory that provides explanations robust to these phenomena, it is widely accepted that this is a new class of nuclear reactions in condensed matter on which they are being thorough investigation. The problem that pops up at this point is fully operational. Italy has the capacity and expertise to undertake an examination of the phenomenon using radioactive elements, and Japanese scientists are available in a joint collaboration with the group of researchers from INFN, for years engaged in this line of research, in order to achieve a joint experiment divided into two stages: feasibility study of the process; transition to the pre-industrial phase where the results were, as we hope, positive.
The consistency of prospects that you could open is demonstrated inter alia by the availability offered by other major partners: the Stm of Cornwall (Milan), the Orim of Macerata, Pirelli Labs, limited to theoretical solutions of the project, and the group CSM Castel Romano, a place where he could rise to the new lab.
"An incredible opportunity for our scientists and the research community in general with unimaginable consequences - says Francesco Celani - also because the estimated resources required is relatively limited: it is 24-25 million euro in four years ( two for the experimental phase and two for the industrial phase). A chance to finally liberate Italy from the energy dependence which strongly penalizes our businesses. "
This article is to be put in parallel with an article on Mitsubishi/Iwamura work on LENR transmutation, what looks like another mainstream newspaper, in the Green Business section :
Use the deuterium, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries established the basic technology of the element conversion to change the type of the element with less energy. Without a large-scale nuclear reactors and accelerators, for example cesium was confirmed by experiment and can vary in many praseodymium element number four. Toward demonstration equipment installation in the future and into the practical application research. Converted to harmless non-radioactive elements, the same strontium and radioactive cesium radioactive waste and those that open the way for detoxification of, the rush to put to practical use as a primary manufacturer.
Iwamura works seems to have attracted strange interest since long.
Rethinking how LENR is ignore today, but that there is a "Weak Signal" remaining since long, it is hard to understand who is discreetly supporting LENR, who will make it's coming-out on Cold Fusion ?