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Japan commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima via Minneapolis Star Tribune

By Mari Yamaguchi TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country’s energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. The commission recommended in a … Continue reading

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In France, anti-nuclear activists protest sixth MOX shipment en route to Japan via The Japan Times

PARIS – A cargo of reprocessed nuclear fuel containing highly radioactive plutonium left the French port of Cherbourg for Japan under heavy security on Wednesday as demonstrators protested the transport. The controversial shipment from a plant of the French nuclear group … Continue reading

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Closure of Tokai Reprocessing Plant to cost an estimated ¥800 billion: JAEA source via The Japan Times

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed that the scrapping of the Tokai Reprocessing Plant, the nation’s first facility for reusing spent nuclear fuel, will cost an estimated ¥800 billion, an official said. The state-backed JAEA did not reveal the … Continue reading

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China’s Plans to Recycle Nuclear Fuel Raise Concerns via The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—China’s plans to process spent nuclear fuel into plutonium that could be used in weapons is drawing concern from the U.S. that Beijing is heightening the risk of nuclear proliferation. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, in Beijing for talks, said … Continue reading

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Japan’s ¥2.9 trillion nuclear recycling quest coming up on three decades via The Japan Times

JAN 5, 2016 It’s designed to recycle spent uranium from Japan’s nuclear power plants, consists of more than three dozen buildings spread over 740 hectares, costs almost ¥3 trillion and has been under construction for nearly three decades. The amount … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste returned to Australia, raising concerns about future dump site via The Guardian

A ship carrying 25 tonnes of radioactive waste arrived in Australia on Saturday, and was met by activists who warned Australia risked becoming a nuclear dumping ground. About a dozen Greenpeace protesters, some carrying signs such as “Don’t waste Australia”, … Continue reading

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Aboriginal women reaffirm fight against nuclear waste dump in South Australia via ABC Online

The first shipment of Australia’s nuclear waste to be returned from re-processing in France has now left a French port, and will arrive on our shores by the end of the year. The return of the 25 tonnes of nuclear … Continue reading

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Disposal beats MOX in US comparison via World Nuclear News

America is reconsidering how it will dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium as the previous plan involving a MOX plant has been said to be twice as costly as a dilution and disposal option in a leaked Department of Energy … Continue reading

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France Loses Enthusiasm for Nuclear Power via Scientific American

Nuclear’s share of electricty will drop from 75 percent to 50 percent by 2025 due to loss of know-how and requirements for more renewable sources […] However, in fulfillment of a campaign promise, President François Hollande’s government is aiming to … Continue reading

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Taipower launches overseas reprocessing tender via World Nuclear News

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) has launched a tender for a contract worth up to TWD 11.26 billion ($356 million) for the shipment and reprocessing of used nuclear fuel abroad. The summary tender notice, published on 17 February on the Public … Continue reading

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