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.’
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. These 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.