Radioactive waste: the problem of plutonium

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Science  17 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4467, pp. 319-321
DOI: 10.1126/science.7423191


Systems under development for the recovery of plutonium from spent fuel and its recycling in fresh fuel would not significantly reduce either the total alpha-activity or the amount of fissile plutonium in radioactive waste relative to what is possible with once-through fuel cycles.