Clearance for fuel

3 April 2002

The US government has given its consent for a return shipment of MOX fuel from Japan to the UK. A USA-Japan agreement concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy requires US consent for the shipment. The eight assemblies are being returned to BNFL as part of a commitment made by BNFL to Kansai Electric Power following the data falsification debacle in 1999.

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