The U.K. government plans to take control of about 3.25 tons of used nuclear fuel being kept at the Sellafield site in the U.K. and may convert the material into mixed-oxide fuel for new nuclear plants, according to the country's Department of Energy and Climate Change. "There are advantages to having national control over more of the civil plutonium in the UK as this gives us greater influence over how we ultimately manage it," said Energy Minister Michael Fallon.

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