DOE Nuclear R&D Criticized | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 48 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 28, 2011

DOE Nuclear R&D Criticized

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: nuclear waste, reprocessing, radioactivity, electricity

A Government Accountability Office report is critical of the Department of Energy’s program to explore the potential of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from nuclear electricity power plants. The report (GAO-12-70) urges DOE to more thoroughly involve the nuclear power industry, which it says will ultimately use and be responsible for reprocessing spent fuel. It also says DOE needs to interact more closely with other countries that currently reprocess or have previously reprocessed their . . .

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