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UK plutonium stockpile is a costly headache

Friday 24 Apr 20 12:00pm

Sellafield’s vitirication plant, for turning nuclear waste into glass

 

FOR 70 YEARS Britain has been dissolving spent nuclear fuel in acid, separating the plutonium and uranium it contains and stockpiling the plutonium in the hope of finding some peaceful use for it, to no avail: all it has to show today is a UK plutonium stockpile.

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