United States: Oklo Targets Pyroprocessing for Fast Reactor Fuel

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Oklo expects to be able to make use of existing US regulatory rules to license and operate a commercial pyroprocessing facility it hopes to build at some point in the future. The California-based fast reactor developer hopes to use the resultant reprocessed fuel containing transuranics, following some further processing, for its planned Aurora fast-neutron microreactors. But at least for now gaps in existing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rules leave unanswered questions about certain safeguards for facilities such as reprocessing plants that handle plutonium.

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