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Compositions and methods for treating nuclear fuel

United States Patent

January 28, 2014
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Compositions are provided that include nuclear fuel. Methods for treating nuclear fuel are provided which can include exposing the fuel to a carbonate-peroxide solution. Methods can also include exposing the fuel to an ammonium solution. Methods for acquiring molybdenum from a uranium comprising material are provided.
Soderquist; Chuck Z. (Richland, WA), Johnsen; Amanda M. (Richland, WA), McNamara; Bruce K. (Richland, WA), Hanson; Brady D. (Richland, WA), Smith; Steven C. (Richland, WA), Peper; Shane M. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
13/ 964,914
August 12, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.