Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing

Japan Offers To Contribute To US Nuclear Fuel Program

PEOPLE'S DAILY (CHINA)-Japan has expressed its willingness to cooperate with the United States on a program to expand civilian nuclear energy within and outside of the United States. Experts from the two countries will work out the details of the program titled the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, or GNEP, in the near future. The GNEP is aimed at safely providing nuclear fuel to developing nations and advancing technologies for recycling and protecting nuclear fuel and waste. Japanese officials said Japan can contribute by developing the latest technologies for fuel reprocessing and for fast-breeder reactors.

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Comment: The US also hopes to work with nations such as France, Great Britain, and Russia, which already posses nuclear reprocessing technologies. The Department of Energy is requesting from Congress USD 250 millon to launch this international effort.


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