Reprocessed waste arrives in Japan

20 April 2005

Vitrified waste from French company Cogema has arrived at Mutsu Ogawara port at Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture in northeastern Japan nearly two months after leaving Cherbourg in northwestern France.

The reprocessed waste from six Japanese power companies comprises 124 rods of vitrified blocks. These rods will be kept at a Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd storage facility for 30 - 50 years and this, the tenth shipment since 1995, will bring the total number of stored rods to 1016.

The six Japanese companies are Tohoku Electric Power Co, Chubu Electric Power Co, Kansai Electric Power Co, Chugoku Electric Power Co, Shikoku Electric Power Co and Kyushu Electric Power Co.

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