from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to undergo special or additional processing before reuse.
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- v. process again
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- v. use again after processing
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"They certainly intend to reprocess, which is their first public acknowledgment of a nuclear-weapons program," said one senior administration official.
In June 1994 North Korea announced that it was leaving the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, expelling foreign weapons inspectors, and planning to reprocess spent nuclear fuel to separate plutonium, a key ingredient in a nuclear weapon.
After the 1994 agreement fell apart, the North Koreans were able to reprocess 8,000 spent fuel rods - which had been held in a cooling pond and monitored by U.N. inspectors - to acquire enough plutonium for as many as 10 weapons.
"The plan is currently being considered further by management, but such a plan is expected to include a project to reprocess old tailings containing significant levels of zinc and tin at the Colquiri mine, together with works to remove processing and hoisting bottlenecks," Glencore added.
Said Mark Daniels, "It is less expensive for us to collect, purchase, transport and reprocess that materials sic to all of our other plants than it is to purchase virgin materials."
The Russians' sale of uranium to the world comes with an offer to take back the "nuclear waste" and reprocess it into more fuel, at a profit.
When the first commercial nuclear reactors were built in the 1960s, the federal government expected to reprocess the spent fuel so it could be used again.
In your case it probably sat there for nearly five years till the administrator finally came along, noticed the size the bad queue had grown to and decided to reprocess it, finally releasing the message so it could complete its journey.
And I would add that the Moon is an ideal place to reprocess our nuclear follies into nuclear fuel.
While there is a plan to reprocess the water for reuse in the reactors, the system will not be up and running for weeks.