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Review Article, J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

Twenty Years - Operation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal and Challenges for the Next Project

Daiichiro Oguri*
Radioactive Waste Disposal Business Division, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL), Japan
Corresponding author : Daiichiro Oguri
Radioactive Waste Disposal Business Division, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited, 504-22, Nozuki, Obuchi, Rokkasho-Mura, Aomori Pref, 039-3212, Japan
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 09, 2013 Accepted: December 21, 2013 Published: December 27, 2013
Citation: Oguri D (2013) Twenty Years’ Operation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal and Challenges for the Next Project. J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol S1. doi:10.4172/2325-9809.S1-009

Abstract

Twenty Years’ Operation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal and Challenges for the Next Project

Rokkasho Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center (the Center) has been operating as the only commercial waste disposal site in Japan for 20 years. It receives low level radioactive waste (LLW) generated at Japanese nuclear power plants (NPPs). The planned capacity is up to 600,000 m3 (3,000,000 drums) and the Center has been already approved for 80,000 m3 (400,000 drums). The Center has been receiving more than 260,000 drums (about 52,000 m3) of waste at the end of December, 2013.

Keywords: Nuclear fuel cycle; Radioactive waste disposal; Low-level radioactive waste; Near-surface disposal; Sub-surface disposal

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