DECC chief scientist advocates burning nuclear waste as Mox fuel.

Doing so could provide enough low-carbon electricity to power the country for more than 500 years, he says. Guardian: “However, there is currently no large-scale capacity for consuming Mox fuel, and the previous Mox plant at Sellafield has been shut after being beset by operating and financial problems. In addition, Mox fuel allows only a tiny proportion of the energy in the waste to be converted into electricity.” MacKay: “You have to make a big facility to make the Mox fuel and you need to have a load of reactors that can accept the Mox fuel, and we don’t have either of those in place yet.” George Monbiot proposes the use of integral fast reactors.