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Reprocessing in East Asia: The Economic Case

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In view of the proliferation and terrorism concerns raised by stockpiling and use of plutonium in nuclear power programs, countries reprocessing and using mixed oxide fuel should able to demonstrate benefits that are sufficiently compelling to compensate for these risks. In this paper, John Carlson observes that the benefits of reprocessing and using MOX fuel are questionable. The costs are so high that it is difficult to see how they can be justified relative to alternative approaches for spent fuel management, such as direct disposal or long-term storage pending further research on the viability of new recycling technologies.

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NTI Experts Featured at First International Conference on Nuclear Law in Vienna

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NTI Experts Featured at First International Conference on Nuclear Law in Vienna

NTI Vice President for Nuclear Materials Security Scott Roecker and Program Officer Jessica Bufford presented at the first International Conference on Nuclear Law hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from March 25-29, 2022.



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