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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.

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