The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 16 September 2020
From Paul Macartney

Representation

Used fuel refers to the uranium fuel that has been used in a commercial reactor. The fuel is made up of metal fuel rods that contain small ceramic pellets of enriched uranium oxide. The fuel rods are combined into tall assemblies that are then placed into the reactor. Used nuclear fuel can be recycled to make new fuel and byproducts. More than 90% of its potential energy still remains in the fuel, even after five years of operation in a reactor.There are also some advanced reactor designs in development that could consume or run on used nuclear fuel in the future. France recycles its spent fuel rods. We don't! Why should Suffolk stand alone storing Two more Nuclear Waste sites for the foreseeable future. There is no plan for EDF to ever remove or recycle any of their nuclear waste and have never ever done so!