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Reprocessing the argument

Conservative writer David Frum has a reasonable solution to help solve our energy problems.  Look to France.  Yup, a conservative suggested we look to France for ideas.  

Used uranium is removed from reactor cores and chemically manipulated to restore its radioactivity. This process creates new fuels—and only small amounts of waste byproducts. The process can be repeated a third time and perhaps a fourth.

Yet in the United States, where reprocessing was invented, used uranium is simply discarded.

The result is highly wasteful: The once-used uranium still retains 96 percent of its energy potential. The result is likewise highly dangerous: That 96 percent potent uranium also retains a corresponding proportion of its toxicity to human life.


Enough said, let’s reuse the fuel, get more energy, and have less toxic waste.  
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