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“Japan: Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant fuels debate” on Global Voices

Like many other small towns in Japan, the village of Rokkasho (六ヶ所村) in Aomori prefecture, situated in the north of Japan’s main island Honshū and just south of its northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, hosts a nuclear facility. And like other nuclear facilities in Japan, while fueling the local economy, the plant’s main function is not to generate energy for local inhabitants of Aomori but rather to power the country’s larger urban centers, whose need for energy drives and maintains Japan’s nuclear industry as a whole.

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