Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Update on Japan's Plans to ReProcess Nuclear fuel

Nuclear Experts Alarmed by Japan MOX Fuel PlanBy Associated Press
05 June 12

[Excerpt] "Critics wonder why MOX plan is running when reactors are idle.

Last year's tsunami crisis left Japan's nuclear aspirations in doubt and its reactors idled, rendering its huge stockpile of plutonium useless. So, the nuclear industry's plan to produce even more this year has raised a red flag.

Nuclear industry officials say they hope to start producing half a ton of toxic plutonium within months, in addition to the more than 35 tons Japan already has stored around the world. That is even though all the reactors that might use it are either inoperable or offline while the government rethinks its gung-ho nuclear energy policy after the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 plant...

..."There is no excess plutonium in this country," said Koichi Imafuku, an official at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. "It's not just lying around without purpose."

Majia Here: One has to wonder what the purpose is?

Previously I have posted about the secret meeting stacked with nuclear industry representatives and bribed university professors, which recommended re-starting re-processing. My previous posts are here:





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