China is making good use of the Nuclear technology Obama and the Demorats transferred to China. Construction is well under way on a fast reactor that will use spent nuclear fuel! President Bill Clinton shut down our Fast Breeder Reactor that could recycle spent nuclear fuel. Hopefully Trump is able to correct all these deplorable actions of the people who were suppose to protect us. China begins construction of CFR-600 fast reactor - Nuclear Engineering International The CFR-600 will initially use mixed-oxide fuel with 100 GWd/t burnup. Later, the fuel will be metal with a burnup of 100-120 GWd/t. The commercial-scale CFR1000 will use metal fuel with a 120-150GWd/t burnup. Both the operating CEFR reactor and the planned CFR-600 reactor are designed to use mox fuel, although currently none is produced in China. The CEFR uses Russian fuel and in January 2017, Russia's TVEL signed a $50m contract with CIEA to supply of fuel for the CEFR. The agreement is for two additional batches of fuel assemblies in 2017-2018 with loading into the reactor in 2019. TVEL and CIEA have been working together on fuel supply for the CEFR since 1999. However, China has long been in discussions with France’s Areva for a reprocessing plant which will handle 800 tonnes of used nuclear fuel a year. Currently, construction is due to start in 2020 for launch in 2025.