December 30, 2012

Nowhere to use Japan's growing plutonium stockpile

ROKKASHO — How is an nuclear-powered island nation riddled with fault lines supposed to handle its nuclear waste? Part of the answer was supposed to come from this windswept village along Japan’s northern coast.

By hosting a high-tech facility that would convert spent fuel into a plutonium-uranium mix designed for the next generation of reactors, Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture was supposed to provide fuel while minimizing nuclear waste storage problems. Read more.

Japan Today

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Abe intends to review goal to terminate nuclear plants in 2030s - Kyodo News

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