The NFRC was established in 2002 to promote the construction and operation of nuclear reprocessing facilities. NFRC promotes reprocessing commercial spent nuclear fuel that is generated by commercial nuclear power plants.

Reprocessing dramatically reduces the amount of high-level radioactive waste that would have to be stored in a geologic repository. We also support reprocessing plutonium and highly enriched uranium from nuclear warheads into fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yucca Mountain Appeal Will Be Heard in March 2011

A federal appeals court will begin hearing oral arguments on March 22 in a lawsuit brought in part by Aiken County against the Department of Energy for stopping plans toward a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The lawsuit, filed by the county, the state of South Carolina, the state of Washington and the National Association of Utility Regulators maintains that the Obama administration and DOE do not have the authority to stop plans for Yucca Mountain, a project for which South Carolina dollars have already been spent. Without the repository in Nevada, spent nuclear fuel at the Savannah River Site would have nowhere to go. (Aiken Standard, 1/19/2010)

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