Feb. 18, 2022
National Research and Development Institute
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Announcement of R&D Purpose Plutonium Utilization Plan at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency throughout Japanese Fiscal Year 2022
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) hereby announces the R&D purpose plutonium utilization plan throughout Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2022 as follows:
"R&D purpose Plutonium Utilization Plan at the JAEA for JFY 2022" is shown in the attached table.
At the end of JFY 2021, JAEA will keep approx. 3.6 tons of R&D purpose plutonium.
After the resumption of “JOYO”'s operation, JAEA plans to use the R&D purpose plutonium at “JOYO”.
In addition, it will be used for basic research on treatment technology of spent fuels, plutonium stabilization studies, and other research and development activities within the scope of the purpose and amount permitted by R&D facilities.
This plan is subject to change depending on the progress of research and development.