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What is Called Nuclear Waste is Mostly Unused Fuel for Molten Salt and Fast Reactors

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Nextbigfuture has had many articles that try to educate people that what we call nuclear waste is unused fuel for different nuclear reactors. The waste is fuel that is mostly even numbered isotopes. Unused fuel (aka nuclear waste) can be used as fuel in fast reactors like old fast reactors and molten salt nuclear reactors. Molten salt reactors are being developed in China and many by US companies. 96% of the mass of “nuclear waste” is the remaining uranium: most of the original 238U and a little 235U. Usually 235U would be less than 0.83% of the mass along with

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Bob Meinetz on Jun 14, 2019 4:45 pm GMT

Brian, debunking the rhetorical question "What are they going to do with the deadly nuclear waste that lasts forever?" is #1 on my list.

Your knowledgeable explanation here is another helping to correct the record about nuclear power.

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