Reprocessing nuclear waste much simpler if we separate uranium via fluoride volatility, then use it in Molten Salt Reactors. The fission products would then be safe in few years.
Can’t we have nuclear waste that will mostly die away in 50 years? Yes, we already know how!
Maybe instead of spending billions on cleaning up radioactive waste, spend some of that on developing reactors that leave less than 1% of the waste? Molten Salt Reactors can Fission LWR waste.
No Long-Term Toxic Waste Storage from a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. All long-lived waste that solid-fueled reactors generate, would stay in the LFTR until completely fissioned — instead of 250 tons of waste from a PWR to store for thousands of years, store 0.17 ton for 350 years.