The nuclear fuel cycle in Japan

Kawakami, Koichi
June 1978
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1978, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p17
The article reports on the reprocessing of spent nuclear reactor fuel. The United States and Japan have agreed to reprocess the spent nuclear reactor fuel from the United States at a Japan facility. The agreement includes the processing of up to 99 tons of spent fuel at a plant in Tokai-mura. The process also involves the extraction of plutonium from the irradiated fuel assemblies of power reactors and demonstration reactors. The plutonium extracted from the reactors will be stored instead of being converted.


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