A great short video on nuclear recycling from the Argonne National Laboratory: http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2012/12/14/nuclear-cafe-matinee-nuclear-recycling/
"The 800 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity produced by the 104
nuclear reactors in the United States each year – all while emitting no
greenhouse gases — is by far America’s biggest source of green energy.
And this abundant energy source can become even greener by recycling
used nuclear fuel. Currently, only about five percent of the uranium
in a nuclear fuel rod gets fissioned for energy; after that, the rods
are taken out of the reactor and put into storage. There is a way,
however, to use almost all of the uranium in a fuel rod. Recycling the
uranium in used nuclear fuel could power the United States for a
thousand years, just by using the uranium we’ve already mined, and all
of this energy carbon-free."
Welcome to the Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada
a grassroots, nonpartisan movement of ordinary Canadians
that emerged in response to the lack of commitment by federal government(s) to build a new research reactor in Canada for nearly 2 decades.