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Title: Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes

Currently, when using nuclear energy only about five percent of the uranium used in a fuel rod gets fissioned for energy; after that, the rods are taken out of the reactor and put into permanent storamore »ge. There is a way, however, to use almost all of the uranium in a fuel rod. Recycling used nuclear fuel could produce hundreds of years of energy from just the uranium we've already mined, all of it carbon-free. Problems with older technology put a halt to recycling used nuclear fuel in the United States, but new techniques developed by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory address many of those issues. For more information, visit http://www.anl.gov/energy/nuclear-energy.« less
Title: Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1045459
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ; 25 ENERGY STORAGE ; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION ; ArgonneNationaLab ; nuclear recycle ; nuclear power ; illinois ; chicago ; argonne national laboratory ; uranium ; reactor ; engineering ; fuel rods ; waste ; science ; technology ; spent fuel ; energy reprocessing ; Nuclear Power(Industry)
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:04:03
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27