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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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ABS1 and ABS2 were used to assess the effects on impact and tensile properties respectively, of reprocessing in the torque rheometer at different temperatures and rotational speeds (shear rates).
The AEC expressed its intent to withdraw from providing nuclear reprocessing services for spent nuclear fuel in a Federal Register notice of March 22, 1957.
declassified the PUREX reprocessing technology that it had developed to recover plutonium for weapons from irradiated uranium and encouraged other countries to master the technology as a building block for their own breeder-reactor R&D programs.
Once those fuel rods left the storage site, once reprocessing began, once plutonium was manufactured, the strategic situation changed: Even if we could get the North Koreans back to the bargaining table, even if they would agree to drive the fuel rods back, we could never be certain that they'd totally disarmed; we could never know if they still had some undeclared plutonium hidden in an underground chamber.
Ferreira asserts that reprocessing diagnostic EP catheters represents an average savings of $300 - $500 per EP study, freeing up resources that can be allocated to other areas throughout the hospital enterprise including patient care, staff, research or equipment.
Reprocessing involves dissolving and chemically separating the materials in nuclear waste.
A total of 25 tons of plutonium is stored at the site, and options for dealing with it include storage, transporting some or all to Sellafield or reprocessing it at the plant.
Environmental lobbyists have put pressure on the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) which owns the reprocessing plant, not to start reprocessing fuel as part of the shutdown procedure.
Analysis of samples by the University of Bremen, have shown that some areas around the Sellafield reprocessing plant are as heavily contaminated with radioactivity as the zone around Chernobyl in the Ukraine.
Prior to that, most medical devices were considered "reusable." Made from glass, rubber, or metal, reprocessing was often a simple matter of wiping the device off by hand or soaking it in disinfectant solution.
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has signed a contract with the French nuclear cycle company Cogema for the reprocessing of nuclear waste at the Cap La Hague plant in Northern France.
British Nuclear Fuels retaliated by insisting that the contract must be paid in full - reprocessing or not.