. "Experience of Japan." An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility -- Exploring a Russian Site as a Prototype: Proceedings of an International Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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An International Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility: Exploring a Russian Site as a Prototype - Proceedings of an International Workshop
indirect implication for spent nuclear fuel reprocessing and related management of its residues. Direct impacts increase difficulties of siting new nuclear facilities, including not only power plants but even nuclear fuel cycle facilities, namely final repositories of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). Both direct and indirect impacts give clear rise to the role and importance of storage of spent nuclear fuel.
In the next section recent efforts at managing spent nuclear fuel in Japan are reviewed. The paper also discusses the implications for the temporal and geographical aspects of the process.
CURRENT STATUS OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL MANAGEMENT IN JAPAN
Present Status of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management
Table 1 shows the recent status of spent nuclear fuel accumulation at all the nuclear power stations (NPSs) as of March 2001, reflecting changes 6 months
TABLE 1 Spent Nuclear Fuel Stored at NPSs in Japan (in metric tons of uranium)