Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recycling Used Nuclear Fuel

         Sure nuclear energy has proven its ability to create energy, but what about the waste? Radioactive waste from these plants is constantly being produced with no possible way to eliminate them. We know this problem has no solution, yet nuclear energy plants are still in use and causing catastrophic pollution. 


This article announces a breakthrough in policy change for the subject of spent nuclear fuel. The United States government recently announced its plans to begin developing advanced recycling technologies to address the issue of radioactive waste. Although this new technology would not completely eliminate all byproducts, but any reduction in radioactive waste is always welcome. 


For the full article check out: http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/documentlibrary/nuclearwastedisposal/policybrief/advancedfuelcycle/

-Steve Becker

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