Waste not, want not?

June 1991
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1991, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p6
This article discusses the recycling of several nuclear energy facilities in Germany. Last year Germany dropped the Wackersdorf nuclear fuel reprocessing plant; this year it's goodbye to the Kalkar prototype fast-breeder reactor (Nature, March 28, 1991). The three utilities scheduled to operate the plant have decided to convert it to an oil-burning power station. Reaction to Kalkar's closing was positive at Britain's Dounreay reactor in northern Scotland-AEA Technology, which runs the Dounreay fast reactor, hopes to get Kalkar's unused fuel.


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