Press Release

Press Release

Plans for the Utilization of Plutonium To Be Recovered at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (FY2010)

March 15, 2010
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric sets plans for using plutonium recovered at Japan Nuclear Fuel's Rokkasho reprocessing plant(*1) and as part of its policy of ensuring transparency, notifies the public each year of its usage plans prior to recovery of the plutonium(*2).

The attached document provides notification of our FY2010 usage plan.

(*1) The Rokkasho reprocessing plant began active testing with spent fuel in March 2006; plutonium is recovered in the course of running those tests.

(*2) In the "Basic Stance on the Use of Plutonium in Japan" (as decided by the Atomic Energy Commission on August 05, 2003), it was decided that electric utilities would announce their plutonium usage plans.


The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan today will announce all power companies' usage plans for plutonium recovered at the Rokkasho reprocessing plant.


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