The United States does not recycle its used nuclear fuel like Russia, Japan and other European countries, but new advanced drivers are reviving the possibility of recycling the nation’s spent nuclear fuel. According to Andrew Sowder, senior project manager in EPRI’s Used Fuel and High-Level Waste Management Program, “The primary driver for the recycling of UNF is to increase utilization of available natural resources for energy generation. Waste management benefits are secondary and advanced fuel cycle technologies are not needed for the safe disposal of used fuel and high-level waste.” Read more from Nuclear Energy Insider  here.