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Nuclear Regulation Authority gives green light to reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori

  • July 29, 2020
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All networks reported that the spent fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori, has cleared the safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. NHK said although this marks a turning point for the facility that is said to be the cornerstone of the government’s nuclear recycling policy, there are challenges ahead for resuming the operation of the plant as the plan for using extracted plutonium remains unclear and the overall project cost has swelled to about 14 trillion yen. The network said obtaining understanding from the local municipality for the plant’s operation is also a challenge.

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