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GE Hitachi nuclear reactor deemed an option for UK plutonium

The United Kingdom’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said that GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s PRISM nuclear reactor is a “credible option” for managing the UK’s plutonium stockpile.

The announcement follows a two-year review that approves PRISM to manage the plutonium stockpile at the Sellafield site in the UK. The plutonium can be reused in PRISM, which is a high energy, sodium-cooled reactor. The UK government previously had a preferred option to build a MOX plant at Sellafield.

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