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Japanese nuclear fuel reprocessing plant delayed yet again

Age-related decay plagues Rokkasho project, stalled for 20 years

The still-incomplete nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture.

TOKYO -- The Japanese company building a reprocessing plant for spent nuclear fuel pushed back the planned completion date by another three years Friday, further clouding prospects for realizing the nuclear fuel cycle sought by the energy-poor country.

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