CLOSING THE CYCLE®
The lack of recycling in the United States (known as reprocessing) has necessitated geologic storage for hundreds of millennia. With NuCycle® transuranic fuel and a wide plethora of isotopes are extracted so that they can serve humanity as fuel for fast-spectrum reactors or other advanced tech applications.
Polling reveals that a majority of U.S. citizens view nuclear power unfavorably, despite being concerned about climate change; and that dealing with SNF remains the primary concern for those who may otherwise approve of greater deployment of nuclear power. By Closing the Cycle® with NuCycle® the Second Nuclear Era® can begin.
With the goal of avoiding the production of a pure plutonium stream, NuCycle® utilizes break-through chemistries that greatly reduce criticality concerns. Moreover, reinforced proliferation resistance of TRUs, enhanced by concentrating FPs, ensures long term viability and security through a simplified process and improved MC&A. Built with a semi-autonomous operation and enhanced security for electric and computer networks, NuCycle® is ready to CLOSE THE CYCLE® in a modern age.
Using mediums that are impervious to radiolysis and can be efficiently recycled, NuCycle® never utilizes organic solvents or reagents that leave behind waste problems of their own. Utilizing chemistries that increase operational modularity, capacity and economic viability, NuCycle® offers a recycling opportunity that operates with fewer vessels, better optimized instrumentation and a major reduction in the need for expensive effluent treatment systems.