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Could a pebble-bed nuclear reactor consume plutonium and deactivate nuclear waste?

Is it possible to design a pebble-bed nuclear reactor that could consume plutonium and deactivate nuclear waste? Is anyone in the UK doing this?
Brooke Ward from Oxfordshire (Age 55+)


One Response

  1. Pebble bed reactors have been talked about for years but there are all sorts of practical problems with them, not least hot spots. Adding plutonium to one would just make the hot spots worse.
    You can already add Plutonium to normal reactor fuel rods to make them “Hot Rods” and use up the Plutonium so a pebble bed reactor is not necessary for this purpose.

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