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A nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, resumed operations Monday after having been closed since a fire and explosion in March 1997.

Workers at the plant of the state-run Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute, about 120 km northeast of Tokyo, began reprocessing uranium solution taken from a fuel plant of JCO Co., also in the same village, officials of the institute said.

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