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AEC chairman: major change needed in reprocessing nuclear fuel via Asahi Shimbun

Japan may be facing the possibility of not being able to reprocess all of the spent nuclear fuel from its nuclear reactors, according to Shunsuke Kondo, chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission. “If there is a move toward reducing … Continue reading

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Got plutonium? Bury it via Ars Technica

Plutonium can be used to make nuclear bombs. But it can also be recycled and used as a fuel in nuclear reactors. According to the authors of a Nature editorial, the UK—which has the largest civilian stockpile of plutonium, around 90 tons—should … Continue reading

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Furnace malfunction hobbles Aomori spent nuke fuel reprocessing plant via The Mainichi Daily News

AOMORI — A furnace malfunction at a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant here has stalled a planned trial run of the facility, throwing the future of Japan’s nuclear cycle policy into doubt. Yoshihiko Kawai, president of plant operator Japan Nuclear Fuel … Continue reading

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