21 Septembre 2012
AOMORI (Jiji Press)--Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. has decided to postpone the completion of its spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, by one year to October 2013, Japan Nuclear Fuel President Yoshihiko Kawai said Wednesday.
Kawai explained the plan to Ikuo Sasaki, vice governor of Aomori, during their meeting at the prefectural government office here. The company will report it to the central government shortly.
At a press conference, Kawai said the delay in the plant's completion is expected to increase the total project cost by about 110 billion yen. This is the 19th postponement.