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Withstrangeaeons_ t1_j26iz08 wrote

I'm just gonna throw this out there for the people who don't know - reprocessing is a thing.

I've been seeing a bit of discussion about nuclear waste in a few threads, and it kind of infuriates me how ignorant some are, even though I was once just as ignorant.

Google "costs of reprocessing one kilogram of depleted nuclear fuel", "cost to mine one kg of uranium", and "cost to mine one kg of thorium". Then you'll see why it hasn't been widely implemented.

Also google: "uranium in granite", "dose of radiation from a plane flight", and "radioactive material released from coal power per year".