Gallery: China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times


The Chinese government just announced they’ve made a breakthrough in nuclear fuel reprocessing technology that would increase the reuse rates of nuclear fuel by 60 fold. Though nuclear power remains a touchy subject in the United States, countries around the world — like France, the UK and Russia — are turning to it as a ready-for-the-market technology that can wean them off coal-fired power plants in order to reduce emissions. Reprocessing, disposal and mining are at the top of the list of nuclear energy concerns, but if China’s new breakthrough proves fruitful it could help to diminish the problems that arise with all three.

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  1. Riccio March 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Great, just goes to show you what can be done if you don’t have the UAW helping. Well actually helping themselves.

  2. Manuig January 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Incredible China, and they are still on the starting line.

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