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.
Fact Sheets on the site include:
- MOX Fuel Shipments from Europe to Japan (PDF)
- From BNFL Media Brief 4 December 1996, “Shipments of Nuclear Materials Between Europe and Japan”
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