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Title: Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes

Abstract

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 storage. 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.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1045459
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
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; ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB; NUCLEAR RECYCLE; NUCLEAR POWER; ILLINOIS; CHICAGO; ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY; URANIUM; REACTOR; ENGINEERING; FUEL RODS; WASTE; SCIENCE; TECHNOLOGY; SPENT FUEL; ENERGY REPROCESSING; NUCLEAR POWER(INDUSTRY)

Citation Formats

Willit, Jim, Williamson, Mark, and Haynes, Amber. Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Willit, Jim, Williamson, Mark, & Haynes, Amber. Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes. United States.
Willit, Jim, Williamson, Mark, and Haynes, Amber. Wed . "Argonne explains nuclear recycling in 4 minutes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1045459.
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abstractNote = {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 storage. 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.},
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