• Kyodo


Nuclear regulators on Wednesday decided to resume assessing the safety of a spent fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture after suspending the process for several months following revelations about the operator’s lax safety management.

Clearing the safety checks is a requirement for Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. to start operating its plant in the village of Rokkasho. It was originally scheduled for completion in 1997, but the timeline has been pushed back 24 times. The facility has been slated to play a key role in the nation’s nuclear fuel recycling policy.

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