Thursday, January 12, 2006

Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing

Japan To Conduct Test Run Of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant Next Month
11 January 2006

SIN CHEW DAILY (MALAYSIA)-Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd is to conduct a test run of its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkashomura, Aomori Prefecture, next month. The electric power industry has unveiled its plutonium-thermal plan of burning a composite fuel made of plutonium that reprocessing plants extract from spent fuel and uranium. Local governments, including Aomori prefectural government, made the announcement of the plan a prerequisite for test operations at the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. However, there is a potential barrier, in that local governments hosting nuclear power plants show little understanding of their benefits. Already, governments have voiced opposition, stemming chiefly from concerns over safety.
Source: http://e.sinchew-i.com/content.phtml?sec=2&artid=200601110002 (Reliability: 5)















Image Source: http://web-japan.org/region/pref/img/aomorimap.gif

Comment: The loudest opposition has come from Fukushima and Niigate prefectures. However, to date there have been no major accidents in the world resulting from plutonioum-thermal programs.

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