Nuke Info Tokyo No. 124 (May/June 2008)

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Kashiwazaki- Kariwa NPP
Assessment of the impact of the Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake runs into trouble

Full MOX Reactor to Burn Japan’s Growing Plutonium Stockpile
On April 23 the Minister of Economy Trade and Industry approved the establishment of the Ohma nuclear power plant (NPP) in Aomori Prefecture.

No Sign of Resumption of Vitrification at Rokkasho
The final stage of the active tests of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant began in February this year, but the high-level liquid waste vitrification facility is still out of action. Construction and testing of the plant is scheduled to be completed at the end of May, but this is now clearly impossible.

US-India Nuclear Deal at the 2008 NPT PrepCom
Any benefits from the deal in terms of India’s energy supply and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions would be very limited. The deal undermines the NPT itself, decisions of the 1995 NPT Extension and Review Conference and the 2000 NPT Review Conference, as well as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1172.

Electric Power Supply Plan in an Era of Saturated Demand
The 2008 Fiscal Year Electric Power Supply Plan Outline has little relation to reality.

Group Introduction
Anti-Nuclear Kagoshima Network: Study of Warm Water Released from Sendai NPP as Citizens’ Science.

News Watch
Request for Hearings on Pluthermal for Tomari-3
Manufacture of MOX Fuel for Ikata and Hamaoka Begins
Applications Called to Host TRU Waste Dump
Various Computer Programming Errors
MHI and Areva to Cooperate on Fuel Cycle
Red Light for Autumn Restart of Monju

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