[ RadSafe ] Repository versus disposal facility

Steve Schulin steve.schulin at nuclear.com
Thu Mar 7 13:32:12 CST 2013

Reagan rescinded the federal ban on reprocessing spent fuel. Here's an Oct 1981 story about it: 

which expands to

On Mar 7, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Miller, Mark L wrote:

> .....Same problem with calling Yucca Mtn a "disposal facility" rather than a "repository".
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> From: Ted de Castro [mailto:tdc at xrayted.com] 
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> I guess its our own fault for calling it "REPROCESSING" instead of "RECYCLING" - in which case instead of being prohibited - it would be required!
> On 3/6/2013 6:16 PM, Jerry Cohen wrote:
>> It has been over 30 years ago that president Carter established the 
>> "no reprocessing" policy.
>> Can anyone explain how, over this span on time, such an obviously 
>> stupid policy has not been rescinded.
>> Jerry Cohen
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