On March 14, the Brookings Institution, the Stanley Foundation and the Center for Public Integrity hosted a panel to discuss Japan’s announcement of a Basic Energy Plan that renews the country’s commitment to plutonium as a fuel for nuclear reactors.
(Watch ‘Nuclear Waste’ Reporter Douglas Birch present at 9:57, and managing editor for National Security, R. Jeffrey Smith present at 23:27.)
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The amount of plutonium Japan will return is a small fraction of what the country could soon begin making annually
A two-day international summit attended by President Obama next week is unlikely to move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises