Nuke Info Tokyo No. 106 (May/June 2005)

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Map of places mentioned in NIT 106

Report on NPT Review Conference
Japan’s inconsistency: calling for nuclear non-proliferation while extracting plutonium. (Click here to read article.)

Pronounced aging of nuclear power plants
There are currently 53 operational nuclear reactors in Japan: 30 boiling water reactors. Of those, nine commenced operations more than 30 years ago. In ten years’ time, 31 (58%) will have been operating for more than 30 years. (Click here to read article.)

2005 Electric Power Supply Plan
Once again, other than the plants currently under construction, most of the planned nuclear power plants are postponed another year. (Click here to read article.)

Recent Trends in Japanese Nuclear Industry
On February 4th the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) released a report on the state of the nuclear industry as at the end of the 2003 business year. According to the report, the nuclear component of electric power industry expenditures had decreased for two consecutive years. (Click here to read article.)

Final Reports on Mihama-3 Accident
Nearly a year has passed since a pipe ruptured in the secondary system of KEPCO’s Mihama-3 reactor, but critical facts remain unclear. (click here to read article)

Group Introduction
The Chernobyl Children’s Fund, Japan was founded in 1991 by photojournalist, Ryuichi Hirokawa. (Click here to read article.)

News Watch
10th shipment of High-Level Radioactive Waste
Application for permission to construct MOX plant
Shika Nuclear Power Plant suspended due to a fallen transmission line tower
Construction Approved for Shimane-3
Two Nuclear Bills Passed the House of Representatives

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