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Radioactive Waste

In addition to the articles below, our News Watch file covers the ongoing attempts to find sites to dispose of high-level radioactive waste in Japan. See links from our Anti-Nuclear News Service page, or from our bi-monthly Nuke Info Tokyo newsletter.

People looking for information about reprocess spent fuel in Japan should check our Nuclear Fuel Cycle page.


Plutonium inventory 2010 (NIT 145, Nov./Dec. 2011)

Transportation of the high-level vitrified wastes to Aomori from U.K. (NIT 144, Sep./Oct. 2011)

Debunking the myth that reprocessing reduces radioactive waste

Japan's Policy on Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NIT 138 Sep./Oct. 2010)

Construction of Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility Begins (NIT 138, Sep./Oct. 2010)

Petition to Aomori Governor Mimura by Committee to Prevent Delivery of Nuclear Fuel Waste (March 10, 2010)

Arrival of High-Level Radioactive Waste Shipment from UK: Protest Statement by 10,000 Plaintiffs in the Lawsuit Against the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (March 8, 2010)

Arrival of High-Level Radioactive Waste Shipment from UK: Protest Statement by Peace Land (March 8, 2010)

Radioactive Waste Shipments from Europe: Protest Statement by 10,000 Plaintiffs in the Lawsuit Against the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (March 5, 2010)

High-Level Radioactive Waste Shipped from UK (March 1, 2010) (also printed in Nuke Info Tokyo 135, March/April 2010)

Cost of Decommissioning and Disposal of Nuclear Power Plants (NIT 117, March/April 2007)

Irradiated Research Reactor Fuel Shipped to US (NIT 114 Sep./Oct. 2004)

South Korean nuclear waste dump vote (NIT 109 Nov./Dec. 2005)

Oppose South Korean nuclear waste dump (KFEM campaign letter and background information)

Japanese uranium contaminated soil arrives in Seattle (19 October 2005)

New nuclear research agency inherits predecessor's radioactive waste problems: Japanese radioactive soil shipped to the US (3 October 2005)

Japanese uranium-contaminated soil: US company's name (27 September 2005)

Japanese uranium-contaminated soil: radioactivity (7 September 2005)

Japanese uranium-contaminated soil to be sent to US (29 August 2005)

Japanese uranium-contaminated soil to be sent to US (15 August 2005)

US company may take uranium-contaminated soil from Japan (NIT 107 July/August 2005)

Clearance Law Passed (News Flash 16 May 2005)

Nuclear waste that can't keep its cool: problems in high-level waste storage facilities at Rokkasho (NIT 105 March/April 2005)

Report on National Conference to Stop Two Nuclear Bills (NIT 105 March/April 2005)

Introduction of a 'Clearance' System: Bill soon to be submitted to the Diet (News Flash, 21 December 2004)

We Oppose Removal and Dismantling of Tokai Reactor (NIT 103 Nov./Dec. 2004)

No to Clearance Level (NIT 100 May/June 2004)

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