• Kyodo


A cargo ship carrying 11 tons of spent nuclear fuel left the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday morning for the village of Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture, marking Japan’s first transport of such fuel since villagers agreed to its reprocessing.

The 4,913-ton Rokuei Maru, transporting the fuel from the Tokai No. 2 reactor run by Japan Atomic Power Co., is scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Rokkasho, sources close to the transport operation said.

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