Breeder Reactors: Reprocessing the Nuclear Waste

Scientists Try to Resolve Nuclear Problem With an Old Technology Made New Again. ‘Decades ago, scientists and engineers thought it would be easy enough to deal with the radioactive waste from nuclear power plants: sort out and save the small portion that was reusable, and put the rest in a hole in the ground. It did not work out that way. Reprocessing the waste proved to be both expensive and risky: the main material being scavenged, plutonium, is a nuclear bomb fuel.’

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