Report: U.S. is still far from used-fuel reprocessing

11/16/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Department of Energy is still far from coming up with reprocessing solutions for used nuclear fuel, the Government Accountability Office said in a report. While the department had listed several possible techniques, it failed to identify the state of technical progress for the technologies, GAO said. The department has also failed to discuss with nuclear plant operators the commercial potential of the technologies, the report stated.

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