Data: Japan’s Separated Plutonium Inventory (as at 2001) Nuke Info Tokyo No. 91


86 kgHM of plutonium was recovered at the Tokai reprocessing plant in 2001. Electric companies say that they will finish reprocessing the entire amounts – which were contracted out – by 2002 or early 2003. The primary factor of increasing plutonium could attribute to its recovery in Japan and Britain. The plutonium stored at France was decreased since some of the fuels were shipped to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant (NPP) fabricated as MOX (Mixed Oxide plutonium) fuel (205 kgHM in the table above) in Belgium or others were on the manufacture line for fabricating new MOX fuel at MELOX in France.

By Hideyuki Ban

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