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Nuclear Recycling

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Saturday's main guest, nuclear physicist Dr. Charles Till(1), helped develop the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) at Argonne National Laboratory in the mid-'80s. The IFR, unlike conventional nuclear reactors, was designed to burn its own waste as fuel, as well as material from dismantled weapons. The graphic (click for larger image) shows the concept behind the IFR fuel recycling process.
Graphic:Argonne National Laboratory(2)

1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interviews/till.html
2. http://www.anlw.anl.gov/

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