Introduction: A History of the Tono Mine

The Tono Mine is located on the main island of Japan, Honshu, approximately 300 km west of Tokyo, as shown in Figure 1. In 1964 a uranium deposit was discovered in this area, and 1972 marked the start of the Tono Mine's operation. The goal of the mine

Figure 1

Map showing the location of the Tono Mine in Japan.

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