05/30/2013 - 16:25

Should the United States Resume Reprocessing? A Pro and Con

Kate J. Dennis

Kate J. Dennis is PhD candidates at Harvard
University's Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences.

Christopher D. Holmes

Christopher D. Holmes is PhD candidates at
Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences.

Kurt Z. House

Kurt Z. House is the president of
Cambridge-based C12 Energy.

Benjamin G. Lee

Benjamin G. Lee is a postdoctoral researcher at
the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado.

Lee T. Murray

Lee T. Murray is PhD candidates at
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences.

Justin Parrella

Justin Parrella is PhD candidates at
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences.

David M. Romps

David M. Romps is a research scientist at
Harvard's Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences.

Jason Rugolo

Jason Rugolo is PhD candidates at
Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences.

Mark T. Winkler

Mark T. Winkler is a PhD candidate at
Harvard's Department of Physics.

Last summer, 11 Harvard graduate students and postdocs went to France to investigate Areva's spent fuel reprocessing. On the trip, they debated whether the United States should reprocess as well. What resulted was the typical split that has followed this debate for decades.
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