Sunday, May 27, 2012

More on Japan's Proposal to Re-Start Re-Processing of Nuclear Fuel



I posted on this a few days ago.
http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/reprocessing-nuclear-fuel-to-continue.html

The story I reported on then:
Asahi: Panel backs nuclear fuel reprocessing after talks with industry officials May 24 2012
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205240100

I found this proposal extraordinarily disturbing (see my linked blog post).

Apparently, I am not alone.

An excellent editorial at Mainichi: Yoroku: Dismantling the 'black boxes' of Japanese nuclear power

[Excerpt] "It was recently reported that the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) held a secret meeting on April 24, before a JAEC subcommittee compiled and submitted a report on the country's policy of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to the "council of new national energy policy" on May 23. 

The discussion, dubbed a 1study meeting,' took place behind closed doors, with only pro-nuclear parties from government and power industry bodies invited to attend. The chief of the JAEC subcommittee was also in attendance."

As argued here, the proposal to re-start re-processing was made in secret by industry and government insiders. One has to wonder what is going on here? I previously suggested several possibilities. All are alarming.




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