It strikes you as obvious when you read it, but man - this was such a good move!
If you’ve got already-enriched fuel, “burning” it makes all sorts of sense…
One of many reasons I’m not anti-nuke. I don’t like where some plants have been sited, and I have some complaints with how the industry operates, but it’s going to be a necessary stage until renewables become efficient enough.
Atomic energy at one end, vodka at the other. Winter isn’t so bad, comrade!
Besides that “The Russian government had been storing their surplus nuclear weapons in abandoned buildings in the countryside” pretty much anything has to be better than that state of affairs.
Wow, that’s more than half of our nuclear energy.
Neat! Recycling in a not-often-thought-of application.
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