Used Fuel is Not an Obstacle to Nuclear Power

Sustainable Used Fuel Management Working Group
World Nuclear Association

The management of used nuclear fuel, including any ultimate waste arising from it, is a mature industrial activity that has been carried out safely and responsibly since the inception of the civil nuclear industry in the 1950s. Plans for the deployment of any power generation technology, including new nuclear or the extension of an existing nuclear energy programme, should consider its full life-cycle and supply chain. This should cover the long-term management of used fuel and associated waste. While there is ongoing research and development in this area to continuously improve technologies and processes, current and prospective nuclear power generators are able to effectively manage used nuclear fuel using existing practices.

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