Tag - tokai-reprocessing-plant



Japan Times
Jan 16, 2023
Fixes to shoddy nuclear waste storage site to cost Japan ¥36 billion
The Tokai Reprocessing Plant was the nation's first plant that reprocessed spent fuel from nuclear reactors to recover uranium and plutonium.
Nov 22, 2018
Low-level radioactive waste stored at Tokai research facility near Tokyo may leak, agency says
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that some of the low-level radioactive waste stored underground at a facility near Tokyo may leak from its containers due to inadequate disposal procedures.
Feb 26, 2018
Removal of spent fuel from Fukui's defunct Fugen reactor delayed by nine years
The transfer of spent nuclear fuel from the Fugen converter reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, will be postponed for nine years until a new reprocessing facility can be chosen, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Apr 23, 2017
Closure of Tokai Reprocessing Plant to cost an estimated ¥800 billion: JAEA source
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency reveals that the scrapping of the Tokai Reprocessing Plant, the nation's first facility for reusing spent nuclear fuel, is expected to cost u00a5800 billion and take 70 years to complete.
Mar 25, 2016
South Carolina governor wants U.S. to divert shipload of arms-grade plutonium from Japan
The demand by Nikki Haley has the potential to embarrass the Obama administration a week before it hosts an important summit on nuclear nonproliferation.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2014
Japan Atomic Energy Agency to close nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it will close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant because it would cost too much to meet tighter safety regulations adopted following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
Feb 26, 2014
Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium U.S. provided during Cold War
Japan plans to return, at the request of Washington, plutonium provided by the United States for research purposes during the Cold War, government sources said Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2014
Return arms-grade plutonium: U.S.
Washington is pressuring a reluctant Tokyo to return over 300 kg of mostly weapons-grade plutonium it let Japan experiment with during the Cold War.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 30, 2013
Spent fuel good enough for bomb, U.S. told Japan in 1977
The United States believed in 1977 that nuclear weapons could be produced from plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel at Japan's light water reactors and conveyed its view to Tokyo, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world