Another delay for Rokkasho reprocessing plant

According to a Kyodo News report, start of the reprocessing plant in Rokkasho will be delayed by at least two years by the plant operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. estimates that this is the 18th delay for Rokkasho. The plan was expected to begin operations in October 2010. One of the problems that caused the delay this time is related to performance of the induction oven used in waste vitrification.