Nuclear fuel plant to compile draft examination document showing de facto passing Regulatory Commission

Nuclear fuel plant to compile draft review document showing de facto passing Regulatory Commission September 3 at 5:23 a.m.

Regarding Japan’s first commercial nuclear fuel plant that uses plutonium from spent nuclear fuel to make new nuclear fuel, Dr. Sarada, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, indicated that the review to confirm safety and other factors would come to an end, and that he would begin drafting a review document to confirm its de facto passing in the future. The factory is aiming to be completed in the next fiscal year.
The nuclear fuel plant under construction in Roksho Village, Aomori Prefecture, is the first commercial plant in Japan to make nuclear fuel called MAX fuel using plutonium taken from spent nuclear fuel at a nuclear power plant.

It is an important facility of the nuclear fuel cycle policy of the country which promotes the reuse of nuclear fuel, and it applied for the examination of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to see whether the Japanese original combustion of the business operator conforms to the regulatory standard six years ago.

The earthquake resistance of the facility and fire countermeasures have been studied so far, and on February 2, The Chairman of the Regulatory Committee, Toyoshi Sarada, stated at the press conference that “there are no major issues left” and that the examination will be held at the end of the examination to compile a draft examination document showing that it will pass in effect in the future.

The total cost of the plant is more than 2 trillion yen, and Nippon Fuel Aims to complete the first half of the next fiscal year.

With regard to the nuclear fuel cycle policy, the procedures for major facilities are progressing, such as removing plutonium from spent nuclear fuel in July and passing a review by a reprocessing plant.

However, there are many issues such as the huge cost of realizing the policy.