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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« 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