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UK’s atomic agency in German plutonium swap deal via Reuters

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Reuters) – Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) will convert four tonnes of plutonium from German nuclear plants stored in the UK into mixed oxide fuel (MOX) that will be used to power reactors, as part of a swap deal announced on Friday.

The deal will also make German utilities’ plutonium available in France for manufacture into MOX for use in German reactors, before the national reactor shutdown programme takes effect, the authority said.

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