• Kyodo


A member of a government panel on nuclear policy is calling for an end to the goal of reprocessing all spent nuclear fuel, citing uncertainties over the practical use of fast-breeder reactors, a key component of the plan.

“It’s better to clarify the stance to withdraw from total reprocessing. Regardless of the scale of the atomic power (generation), I could not find positive rationality to proceed with (the option of seeking reprocessing),” Tatsujiro Suzuki, vice chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, said Tuesday during a meeting of the commission.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.