Smaller waste volumes
One of the benefits of reprocessing has been a six-fold reduction in waste volumes. Residual waste after reprocessing now takes up four times less space than non-reprocessed fuel. Although there has been little change in the volume of the most radioactive waste (HLW glass packages), the volume of technological waste from reprocessing operations and ILW-LL structural waste (cladding hulls and end-pieces) has decreased considerably. Note that bitumen is no longer used.