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Uranium stockpile: ready for laser re-enrichment?
Workers inspect cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride. The US Department of Energy has now agreed to sell a massive stockpile of the spent nuclear fuel to a company developing a laser technique to "re-enrich" it back to normal radioactive levels and sell back into the uranium market - although investors are needed before a planned new separation facility can be built. Photo: DOE.
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