From the Forums: What's the Deal with Nuclear Recycling?

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TreeHuggerForever writes:

The latest issue I have become familar with is the reprocessing of nuclear waste. I have read that 95 percent of America's power reactors could be recycled for future use, as opposed to piling up at over filled plant storage facilities...However, on the opposing end, I read that this is a very dirty and expensive process (is it?) and the resulting plutonuim chemical is coveted by terroists and a "key ingredient" in weaponry...Is nuclear recycling a good (yet inferior) option too? Or should we eliminate dependence on nuclear power plants all together?

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