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Free of Charge: Episode 9 – What happens to nuclear fuel after it’s removed from a reactor?
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What happens to nuclear fuel after it’s removed from a reactor – and how could that change as we head into the future?

That’s what our host Larkin Mosscrop is exploring this month with the help of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ fuel specialist Aaron Barry, chemical scientist George Xu and reactor physicist Blair Bromley. Together, they speak about Canada’s current practices for managing spent / used fuel, as well as the research they’ve done into an alternative practice called reprocessing. Listen in, and you’ll learn about Deep Geological Repositories, how we’re currently only grazing the surface of fuel’s energy potential and why referring to spent fuel as “nuclear waste” is a big no-no in some of our eyes.