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U.S. officials and experts have expressed strong reservations about the plan to operate a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori to recover fissionable plutonium while most of the nation’s reactors remain shuttered, a Japan Atomic Energy Commission member said.

“It was an unprecedentedly severe reaction,” Tatsujiro Suzuki, the commission’s vice chairman, said Monday of U.S. officials’ comments during his trip there earlier this month.

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