Morbius said:This is what other countries do when they reprocess their nuclear waste.
Great Britain's Nuclear Fuels Ltd has a plant at Sellafield to reprocess.
France has their facilities at La Hague. Unfortunately, the USA does
not reprocess - because the anti-nukes got Congress to pass a law in
1978 to forbid it.
You have to hand it to the anti-nukes; they get Congress to pass a law
to outlaw the solution to the problem - thus guaranteeing that they have
something to complain about. Good tactic - although disengenuous.
Dr. Gregory Greenman
President Reagan rescinded Carter's ban on reprocessing.
Early reprocessing attempts were less than successful, i.e. West Valley, Morris, Savannah River, and with the price of uranium staying well below the costs estimated at the time, reprocessing doesn't have an economic justification.
That said, I think "permanent disposal" of spent nuclear fuel is a bad idea and monitored retrievable storage (MRS) is the way to go because I'm pretty sure we will need that U at some point in the future.
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