TEPCO chairman calls for reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

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AOMORI. Japan, July 27. KAZINFORM The chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday called for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel at a time when Japan is reviewing its current plan to reprocess all spent nuclear fuel in the wake of the crisis at the company's Fukushima Daiichi plant last year.

"The importance of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel remains unchanged," Kazuhiko Shimokobe said in a meeting with Kenji Furukawa, head of Aomori Prefecture's Rokkasho Village, which hosts Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.'s spent fuel reprocessing plant, Kyodo reports.

Furukawa called for TEPCO's cooperation, saying, "We hope to see the Rokkasho plant have successful tests and start operations."

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