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Canada’s Chalk River Lab could contribute to solving world’s nuclear waste problems: Filed under: Energy News

Canada’s Chalk River Lab could contribute to solving world’s nuclear waste problems: Filed under: Energy News

Canada’s Chalk River Lab could contribute to solving world’s nuclear waste problems My latest Clean Break column draws attention to the future of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.’s history-rich Chalk River Laboratories, and suggests if we are to continue with nuclear research in Canada it focus on addressing existing stockpiles of nuclear waste, such as spent fuel recycling (via DUPIC) and putting our global expertise in tritium handling toward nuclear fusion research. (NOTE: Some readers have told me I should have focused on fast-neutron reactors. I agree fast reactors may be part of the solution going forward, but since Canada has no previous history or expertise in this area I didn’t pursue it. Also, for my readers who are shaking their head asking why I’m even contemplating a future for nuclear research, I ask you this: What do we do, then, with all that spent fuel? ) ————...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2012/04/01/the-future-of-chalk-r...

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