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Washington is concerned about plutonium stockpiling in Japan

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Washington demanded that Tokyo stop building up stocks of weapons-grade plutonium and building plants to enrich spent nuclear fuel, reports Ридус with reference to the Japanese newspaper Asahi.




In an interview with the publication, adviser to the American President on Science, John Holdern, expressed the conviction that the Japanese should no longer build up their plutonium stocks, from which several thousand nuclear bombs can already be manufactured.

“Japan already has significant stocks of plutonium, their further increase is undesirable. It would be desirable that countries that do not currently have used fuel processing facilities would not do so in the future. Recycling should be carried out in minimal amounts, since the resulting plutonium can be used to produce nuclear weapons»Said Haldern.

Earlier, the press reported on the intention of the Japanese authorities to launch a plant to enrich spent fuel on 2016 on Honshu Island.

"Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel by countries that do not have their own atomic weapons and significant experience in this area can pursue military objectives, as well as represent a colossal environmental threat both on a regional and on a global scale," the newspaper notes. In addition, the country's nuclear facilities may be attacked by terrorists.

Currently, spent fuel is sent for reprocessing in Britain and France. Plutonium is extracted from it and can be used for military purposes. As a result of this process, by the end of last year, 47,8 tons of radioactive material accumulated in Japan itself and in the repositories of these countries. This volume is enough to make 5-thousand modern nuclear charges.
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  1. sever.56
    sever.56 13 October 2015 12: 22 New
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    For Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the samurai are preparing an answer to the "allys" ... !!!
    Better late than never!
    1. Temples
      Temples 13 October 2015 12: 27 New
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      They are crazy! There, many already think that they threw off Russian bombs!
      So why the fuck.
      I agree with the amers on this issue.
      Let Toyota make sushi. And let nuclear weapons remain in their places.
      Kamikaze comes from there.
      1. Baikonur
        Baikonur 13 October 2015 12: 34 New
        0
        Washington is worried

        Washington is alarmed

        Washington expresses concern

        You can simply publish empty articles in America for Ameritups with such headlines daily and all their newspapers will fly like hot cakes! laughing
        1. Byshido_dis
          Byshido_dis 13 October 2015 12: 45 New
          +1
          And then another earthquake and Fukushima 3-4-5 ...
        2. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 13 October 2015 13: 24 New
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          Quote: Baikonur
          Washington is worried
          Washington is alarmed
          Washington expresses concern

          Paranoia (dr. Greek παράνοια, literally - "puzzling") is a type of thinking disorder, a strangeness that occurs with a number of mental illnesses and brain damage. In the classical view, paranoia sufferers are characterized by an unhealthy suspicion, a tendency to see the machinations of enemies in random events, to build complex conspiracy theories against themselves, while preserving in another logical thinking. In paranoia, the content of pathological situations often includes many elements of reality, formally plausibly associated with the patient's painful representations, or based on them. Paranoia is a lifelong chronic condition with periods of exacerbation and subsidence of clinical symptoms. yes
          1. Vladimirets
            Vladimirets 13 October 2015 14: 27 New
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            Judging by the minus, there are people with this disease on the site. laughing
        3. KazaK Bo
          KazaK Bo 13 October 2015 13: 40 New
          +4
          Baikonur
          Washington is worried
          Washington is alarmed
          Washington expresses concern

          You haven’t heard when US imposed sanctions against Japan ... how against Iran ??? After all, the event is exactly the same as in Iran! You can’t miss the beginning of the sanctions!
          We must definitely join the sanctions ... maybe then the Japanese will lag behind us with the islands?
        4. northern
          northern 13 October 2015 14: 35 New
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          Washington is worried

          Washington is alarmed

          Washington expresses concern

          Washington will
      2. demon1978
        demon1978 13 October 2015 12: 57 New
        +2
        Quote: Temples
        I agree with the amers on this issue.
        Let Toyota make sushi. And let nuclear weapons remain in their places.
        Kamikaze comes from there.

        good
        Keep! yes When these guys have aggravation, they are quite without a tower. One Department of Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification (Japanese 防疫 給水 部 bo: eki kyu: sui bu?), Also known as Special Research Squads, what is worth, and this is only a small part of their "exploits". Japanese are very resourceful, but also quite cruel and disciplined (which is largely built on the same cruelty of punishment am )
        So this is very dangerous guys and you need to take all this seriously hi
        1. AlexTires
          AlexTires 13 October 2015 13: 00 New
          +2
          Quote: demon1978
          When these children have an aggravation, they are very towerless.

          A generation of youth without kerosene in the head .... laughing
      3. i80186
        i80186 13 October 2015 12: 59 New
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        Quote: sever.56
        For Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the samurai are preparing an answer to the "allys" ... !!!
        Better late than never!

        Yes, not for bombs. And Ukrainians decided to take the spent fuel from us not for bombs either. Fuel is for fast reactors. We have got the first BREST (anyone interested in http://publicatom.ru/blog/atomsib/5854.html) started to build. The most promising, for the next 50-100 years, energy source is in general.
        It’s true that it should be noted that the Americans sailed past this at once in the era of cold thermonuclear fusion. smile
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 13 October 2015 14: 20 New
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          We are also participating in fusion reactor projects.
    2. vladnn2015
      vladnn2015 13 October 2015 12: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: sever.56
      For Hiroshima and Nagasaki

      If only ... They sniff in two holes and the "big brother" is not condemned for the atomic bombing.
    3. ZAV69
      ZAV69 13 October 2015 12: 38 New
      0
      Not to the allies, but to us. By RYAV 2 they are preparing.
    4. Vyacheslav 64
      Vyacheslav 64 13 October 2015 12: 40 New
      +1
      And what? The idea is not bad. Apparently remember the samurai, remember ...
    5. Vyacheslav 64
      Vyacheslav 64 13 October 2015 12: 40 New
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      And what? The idea is not bad. Apparently remember the samurai, remember ...
  2. ilyaches
    ilyaches 13 October 2015 12: 23 New
    +3
    "Japan already has significant reserves of plutonium, and further increases are undesirable."

    They zadolbali everyone with their advice. Indeed, the USA is a "land of soviets", not the former USSR, as they called us "soviets".
    1. Buffalo
      Buffalo 13 October 2015 12: 35 New
      +2
      The cat knows whose meat has eaten! In Japan, it is not customary to talk about the atomic bombing from the United States.
      And, mindful of Pearl Harbor, the Yankees rightly fear the revenge of the Japanese.
      By the way, the Japanese recently banned the United States from building a base in Okinawa.
  3. Coconut Tima
    Coconut Tima 13 October 2015 12: 24 New
    +2
    It's time to impose sanctions against Iran
    1. Coconut Tima
      Coconut Tima 13 October 2015 12: 35 New
      +3
      Washington is worried ... "The Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Takeshi Onaga has officially revoked the approval issued by his predecessor for the construction of a US military airfield on one of the Japanese islands. The Japan Times portal writes about this." Isn't that where the dog rummaged?
  4. nazar_0753
    nazar_0753 13 October 2015 12: 24 New
    +6
    It seems that someone is planning to get out of the United States. Although it is possible, they still plan to pick up the Kuril Islands, using the latest methods
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 13 October 2015 14: 21 New
      -1
      What are the latest methods?
  5. Fin
    Fin 13 October 2015 12: 25 New
    +1
    Japan already has significant reserves of plutonium, their further increase is undesirable.

    They would say right away: We need your plutonium for free!
  6. vovanpain
    vovanpain 13 October 2015 12: 26 New
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    Yeah, well, constantly minke whales in stress, maybe the samurai are preparing a sedative to them?
  7. Wolka
    Wolka 13 October 2015 12: 26 New
    +1
    this is how the samurai decided to jump out of the "democratic tutelage" of the Yankees, I said that the Yankees will not be enough for everyone, now there is such a world game: "who will be the first to anger the Yankees with his policy and send them to ...
  8. Victor-M
    Victor-M 13 October 2015 12: 26 New
    0
    Washington is concerned about plutonium stockpiling in Japan

    Trembling American warrior, this will be a worthy response to the attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. laughing
  9. kultiapin
    kultiapin 13 October 2015 12: 26 New
    0
    Ahaha, well, liberal stsuki, how to bomb so much and are proud of it, and how to get a response (albeit hypothetical), then everything has become "sykotny"?
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 13 October 2015 12: 33 New
      +1
      In an interview with the publication, adviser to the American President on Science, John Holdern, expressed the conviction that the Japanese should no longer build up their plutonium stocks, from which several thousand nuclear bombs can already be manufactured.
      All this nonsense. Everyone in the world knows, by the way, the Amers have long calculated that Japan needs to create nuclear weapons for about a year. She is a cosmic power means she will have carriers. It’s just that now they’re breaking into something, here’s the Amers and they began to throw in the media that they need to deal with narrow-eyed.
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 13 October 2015 12: 28 New
    0
    This is the mericatos of Ipenzians for Okinawa revenge. They threw them there, but with a base. laughing
  11. Altona
    Altona 13 October 2015 12: 29 New
    +3
    Nuclear fuel is a strategic product. Can the Japanese want to create a new generation of nuclear power plants in the future? Earthquake-resistant and reliable, for the generation of cheap energy, there are few resources in Japan ..
  12. Bobxnumx
    Bobxnumx 13 October 2015 12: 33 New
    +1
    The question arises: why is Washington not concerned, on a global scale? what
  13. ssn18
    ssn18 13 October 2015 12: 34 New
    0
    Actually, a smart person sitting down to play cards with a sharpie candelabra keeps at hand. laughing
  14. Masya masya
    Masya masya 13 October 2015 12: 36 New
    +2
    How exceptional life is hard, for everything an eye and an eye are needed! Already, Japan is adding concerns ...
  15. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 13 October 2015 12: 46 New
    +1
    Right now, they will impose sanctions, assets will be frozen, they will disconnect from SWIFT. laughing Well, like Iran.
  16. roskot
    roskot 13 October 2015 12: 51 New
    0
    The Japanese, like all Asians, say one thing, think another, and do the third. Therefore, the Americans are worried.
  17. AlexTires
    AlexTires 13 October 2015 12: 52 New
    0
    If Japan creates an atomic bomb, then the nearest states will immediately have an acute desire to lower it below sea level. I would not risk it in place of the Japanese ... am
    But at the same time I think that Japan perfectly represents the size of the Japanese islands and the flight time of the Bulava to them from Russia. Unless America once again puts a stick in their hand to disturb the Bear, then they themselves will never solve territorial problems with the help of weapons, even nuclear ones. For they can take a place in history together with Atlantis.
  18. fzr1000
    fzr1000 13 October 2015 12: 54 New
    0
    We are waiting for sanctions on Japan for about 20 years and obstruction, as with Iran. Or no?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 13 October 2015 14: 23 New
      0
      No, they definitely won’t impose sanctions against Japan.
  19. Mercenary
    Mercenary 13 October 2015 12: 55 New
    0
    Ha ha ha On Okenawa, protests against amercous bases immediately found state reserves of plutonium, and soon they will find a violation of shit democracy. All according to the previously approved plan. laughing
  20. F.Vastag
    F.Vastag 13 October 2015 13: 09 New
    +2
    All THIS (Yapami plutonium build-up) - Is done only with a Vedom and by direct order of Washington. Japan since 1945 A country that has been completely castrated by America - which cannot fart without Washington's permission (and here, as it were, an Independent Demarch (on military Plutonium - and even without Washington's knowledge - Tales for Fools-Simpletons). islands - this is also Probing by the States of our Reaction (Bend or Not), after all, and the Hedgehog understands that if the Yapas try to seize the Kuril Islands by force, then in a few minutes there will be Radioactive Ash from Japan. what is It: "CRAZY CHAIN ​​DOGS - on a Short Leash of American Imperialism" (which is true to this day), on whom the Master (USA) Orders to Bark - on which they bark (Americans even wrote the Constitution and History Textbooks to the Japanese on their Fret - and here is Military Plutonium - and the USA is not in the Course (Don't tell me)
  21. Saburo
    Saburo 13 October 2015 13: 37 New
    0
    It has long been recognized by all that Japan, if desired, can make a bomb in about a year. There are already carriers, the solid propellant rockets that JAXA uses to launch light satellites can be used as ballistic missiles with minimal modification.
  22. sw6513
    sw6513 13 October 2015 16: 06 New
    +1
    Perhaps they are afraid that Hiroshima might remember the Japs and throw them ..