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Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Demonstrate More Proliferation-Resistant Recycling

Under GNEP, the U.S. will work with GNEP partners to demonstrate the capability to safely recycle used nuclear fuel using more proliferation resistant separation processes. In support of this effort, the U.S and its international partners would conduct an Engineering-Scale Demonstration (ESD) of a process that would separate the usable components in used commercial fuel from its waste components, without separating pure plutonium. An Advanced Fuel Cycle Facility (AFCF) would be a multi-purpose research and development laboratory that can serve fuel cycle testing needs for 50 years or more.