Metatomic® was established to address the large and constantly increasing inventory of commercial light-water power reactor spent nuclear fuel in the United States. The original intent of the nuclear power industry was to build nuclear power plants, use nuclear fuel and process spent fuel. This plan was meant to address the use and final closure of spent nuclear fuel – the process known as ‘Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.’ However, spent nuclear fuel is not being processed, but instead continues to accumulate at nuclear power plants for storage for the foreseeable future.

The Metatomic® facility and processes are designed to ‘Close the Nuclear Fuel Cycle,’ in a new and useful way, providing the processed spent fuel to the new advanced molten salt reactor projects, to generate electricity, and largely annihilate the highly-radioactive content of spent nuclear fuel. The processes are designed to accept spent nuclear fuel currently stored at nuclear plant locations in ‘Dry Casks,’ used to store the older cooled spent fuel, and convert it to fuel salt, for use in molten salt reactor power plants.

Fueling a new world

Metatomic® is established to be the premier company in Dry Spent Nuclear Fuel Processing, providing fuel salt for both thermal and fast molten salt reactors which will produce carbon free electricity in the United States, and the world, emphasizing SAFETY in all operations at all times. Though it is called ‘spent fuel’ because it can no longer be used in a light water reactor (pressurized water reactor, or boiling water reactor). All spent fuel is not really ‘spent’ but in fact, has a lower quantity of uranium and plutonium than the virgin fuel. This fact means spent fuel can be used in another way…

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