Japan nuclear agency urges measures to cut plutonium stocks
Thursday, July 5, 2018, 6:00 PM
Japan's nuclear policy-setting body on Thursday endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling program to reduce its plutonium stockpile. The annual nuclear white paper approved by the Atomic Energy Commission is a response to intensifying pressure from Washington as it pursues denuclearization in North Korea. It says Japans fuel recycling program should minimize the amount of plutonium extracted from spent fuel.