Japanese plutonium

As the author reports, Japan plans to use almost 100 tons of plutonium over the next two decades in a gargantuan plan for nuclear fuel production. Aside from the many negative ramifications cited by the author for such a project, neither he nor the Japanese have brought up what may well be the most important aspect of this scenario: What do the Japanese plan to do with the resultant vast amounts of radioactive waste? Frieda Arkin, Essex, Mass.

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