GE Hitachi: Technological advances can improve used-fuel disposal

01/29/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy responded differently to some aspects of the federal blue-ribbon commission's report on the management of the country's radioactive waste. According to the report, there aren't any viable technological breakthroughs in recycling and reprocessing that would be capable of altering the country's waste-management problems. "G.E.H. does not believe that adequate consideration was afforded to advanced reactor and recycling technologies that could significantly improve the used fuel disposal process," the company said in a statement.

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