Reprocess


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Reprocess

A process of changing the physical structure and properties of a waste material that would otherwise have been sent to landfill, in order to add financial value to the processed material.
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Assuming a 6-month cooling period for plutonium, North Korea would be ready to reprocess by August 2006, and ready to convert into metal by February 2007.
The company hopes to work with local governments, and garbage collectors, as well as with corporations such as Procter & Gamble, to reprocess used containers into new high-quality products.
But France canceled the deal in 1978 under pressure from the United States, which suspected Pakistan would use it to reprocess spent fuel from the Canadian-supplied Karachi Nuclear Power Plant to obtain plutonium for its nuclear weapons program.
Japan Nuclear Fuel, a national-policy organization established by Japan's power utility firms, plans to put the reprocessing plant at Rokkasho into full operation in August 2007 to reprocess some 800 tons of spent nuclear fuel a year into more than 4 tons of plutonium.
Japan Nuclear Fuel plans to put the reprocessing plant into full operation in August 2007 to reprocess some 800 tons of spent nuclear fuel a year into more than 4 tons of plutonium that will be used as uranium-and-plutonium mixed fuel at Japanese nuclear power plants.
Under the GNEP, countries with nuclear fuel reprocessing technologies, including Japan, Russia and the United States, would take in spent nuclear fuel from countries without such facilities and reprocess the spent fuel into fresh reactor fuel on their behalf.
Japan has also asked France to reprocess its spent fuel.