June 22, 2011: NIRS participates in NRC Stakeholder meeting on possible new rule to license reprocessing and associated activities. Workshop documents and additional information about how to weigh in on it here.
December 9, 2008: 50+ organizations urge Obama to end Bush’s GNEP and reprocessing programs.
Research Report No. 5, International Panel on Fissile Materials.
The Legacy of Reprocessing in the United Kingdom.
Martin Forwood. July 2008.
Reprocessing: Dangerous, Dirty and Expensive; Why Extracting Plutonium from Nuclear Reactor Spent Fuel is a Bad Idea. Fact sheet from Union of Concerned Scientists. May 2008
The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. Greenpeace US fact sheet on
President Bush's GNEP program and nuclear fuel reprocessing. 2008
A major new report on the French reprocessing program from the International Panel on Fissile Materials finds that it does not reduce volume of radioactive waste and would have to be half its current cost to be economically competitive with storage of the waste, thus undercutting the Bush administration’s major arguments for reprocessing. May 14, 2008.
March 31, 2008: New report slams President Bush’s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) program, finding—among other problems--that no economic cost-benefit analysis has been done, the technologies proposed do not exist, and the program would be too slow and expensive to address climate change. Report is from Institute for Policy Studies, Friends of the Earth, Government Accountability Project and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.
23, 2007: 30 minute television interview hosted by Dave Kraft of Nuclear
Energy Information Service of Chicago, with guests Shaun Burnie (European
nuclear waste consultant) and Aileen Mioko Smith (of Green Action in Kyoto,
Japan) on the many risks of commercial nuclear waste reprocessing
under the Bush Administration's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership proposal.