Japanese Waste and MOX Shipments From Europe

This is a detailed article on the title subject from The World Nuclear Association.

  • From 1969-90 there were more than 160 shipments of used nuclear reactor fuel from Japan to Europe.
  • Reprocessing of the Japanese used fuel has been undertaken in UK and France under contract with Japanese utilities.
  • Recovered fissile materials are returned to Japan as reactor fuel, notably as mixed oxide (MOX) fuel.
  • The first shipment to Japan of immobilised high-level waste from reprocessing took place in 1995 and the 12th and last one from France was in 2007.

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