(https://sputniknews.com/military/20160412/1037845233/plutonium-disposition-policy.html) unilaterally changed its policy of plutonium disposal from mixed oxide nuclear fuel
on Tuesday restarted the construction of a plant to produce plutonium-uranium mixed oxide nuclear fuel
known as MOX in Rokkasho village, Aomori Prefecture.
One of the key benefits of the technology is said to be a potential 30% increase in power output per reactor compared to reactors using standard oxide nuclear fuel
Mox is a special mixed oxide nuclear fuel
using in particular plutonium.
Later yesterday, Greenpeace spokesman Shaun Beurne said the two BNFLchartered vessels, Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal, were carrying more than 200 kilos of mixed oxide nuclear fuel
, and were situated around 600700 miles south west of the Irish Sea, towards the Bay of Biscay.
It comes after a series of claims that workers at Sellafield falsified records on batches of reprocessed oxide nuclear fuel
will resume possibly next week the construction of a plant to produce mixed oxide nuclear fuel
known as MOX in northeastern Rokkasho village, Aomori Prefecture, Japan Nuclear Fuel President Yoshihiko Kawai said Friday.