Little noticed in the attention paid to Japan’s nuclear crisis at Fukushima, is Japan’s plan to open its long planned nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in 2013. Japan would then join France as the world’s only large scale processors of spent nuclear fuel waste. This has caused a few major media news outlets to express an unjustified concern that recovered plutonium in reprocessing could be captured by terrorists for use in a nuclear weapon.
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