s 28 Jan 2013 There’s little hope that the 70,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel dispersed across the United States will ever be recycled, according to a recent study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory–so nearly all existing waste will go into the earth. In a study completed late last year, Oak Ridge officials determined that the U.S. is at least 20 years away from large-scale reprocessing of used nuclear fuel, if it decides to pursue such technologies. By then, they estimate, nuclear plants will have generated another 40,000 metric tons of spent fuel.
U.S. to Bury Almost All Existing Used Nuclear Fuel; Recycling Deferred at Least 20 Year
January 31, 2013 by ajfloyd
Posted in enviroment, science | Tagged Nuclear, Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Radioactive waste, Recycling, Spent nuclear fuel, United States, United States Department of Energy | 3 Comments
- Follow THE INTERNET POST on WordPress.com
- 1,595,301 hits
- 19 Facts About American Earthquakes And The Iceland Volcanoes
- Bill, Melinda Gates Donate $1 Million To Gun Control Campaign
- Did You Know? 1 in 6 Children Now Has a Developmental Disability in the U.S.
- This Is Outrageous — Toxic Decayed Meat Being Sold As “Fresh”
- Chalcedonian Creed (A.D. 451)
- It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That “Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly”
- 9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections, & Details Exposed!
- Cornel West slams ‘counterfeit’ Obama’s presidency
- US Aide
- Obama Approves Surveillance Flights Over Syria, Precursor to Airstrikes
- 89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign
- Shooter at U.S. Army base in Virginia wounds self, sparks lockdown
Handy WebsitesTravel Rules from TSA
- Alex's Journeys
- Ken McMurtrie
- yuma progressive
Authors Log In