nuclear fuel reprocessing

nuclear fuel reprocessing

[′nü·klē·ər ¦fyül rē′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The periodic chemical, physical, and metallurgical treatment of materials used as fuel elements in nuclear reactors, to recover and purify the residual fissionable and fertile materials.
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When the Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Center at Rokkasho Plant in Japan starts operation at full capacity, it will be able to produce eight metric tons of plutonium annually.
10 (Petra)-- France's Areva signed a protocol agreement on Tuesday to build a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in China worth 10 billion euros ($12 billion), but has yet to secure a firm contract for a deal seen as vital to reviving the French nuclear industry.
Russia has managed to solve both the problem of storage and the issue of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing.
For example, in Russia, we are actively developing and implementing innovative technologies for spent nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management.
PNC also suffered embarrassment when its nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Ibaraki Prefecture was hit by a fire that exposed 37 workers to radiation in 1997.
The discovery could be applied to nuclear fuel reprocessing or to clean up nuclear reactor accidents.
Advanced separation techniques for nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment.
Loss of power was reported at a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Rokkasho.
But independent scientists argue that commercial application of nuclear fuel reprocessing has always been hindered by cost, technology, risk and safety challenges.
A troubled nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Sellafield has been thrown a "lifeline" by a consortium of foreign investors, potentially saving 1,000 jobs at a time when a shortfall in funding is threatening to axe hundreds of workers.
Despite the successful conclusion of nuclear fuel reprocessing agreement with India in March this year, the American corporations still cannot trade nuclear equipment and materials with Indian customers due to a lack of a nuclear civil liability regime in India.
Sarkozy's address carried a thinly- veiled hint to India about transferring spent nuclear fuel reprocessing technology, something that the Americans are averse to doing.

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