fuel reprocessing

fuel reprocessing

[′fyül rē′präs‚es·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The processing of nuclear reactor fuel to recover the unused fissionable material.
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Discussion focused on the announcement via a Federal Register notice that DOE will interpret the statutory term high level radioactive waste (HLW) such that some defense wastes created through spent nuclear fuel reprocessing may be classified as not HLW and may be disposed of in accordance with their radiological characteristics and not just because of their source.
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.
Chris Jukes, senior organiser at the fuel reprocessing plant in Cumbria, said: "This is a measure of last resort, the first time Sellafield's highly trained firefighter service have gone on strike."
Russia has managed to solve both the problem of storage and the issue of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing. The main principle underlying the implementation of the strategy for the reprocessing by Rosatom is the centralization of spent nuclear fuel management, when the whole cycle of operations with spent fuel happens in one place.
TOKYO, Safar 04, 1437, November 16, 2015, SPA -- The operator of Japan's fuel reprocessing plant says it has decided to postpone its opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators' lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades, AP reported.
We should also take action to preserve and protect the extensive knowledge base that the UK has amassed during many years of Magnox and AGR fuel reprocessing for the benefit of future generations.
expects to reprocess about 80 tons of spent fuel in fiscal 2013 by starting up its fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho village in Aomori Prefecture.
According to the paper, under the current plan, fuel reprocessing would produce vitrified high-level radioactive waste, which is to be placed in a final disposal site over 300 meters underground after being stored for about 30 to 50 years for cooling.
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.