b'What happens to thenuclear waste?T he INL Site generates and/ormanages several types of hazardous and nuclear wastes, and also spent nuclear fuel. The material type dictateshow the material is managed andultimately disposed. Until the United States opens a national repository, most used or spent nuclear fuel is stored where it is generated. Most spent nuclear fuel could be recycled, also knownas reprocessed.Some of our nations nuclear weapons production waste is disposed in a geologic repository in New Mexico at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.Nuclear waste is a broad concept. Thereare essentially three categories of nuclear wasteHigh-level, Transuranic and Low-level.There is also spent nuclear fuel.'