Japanese Firms Drop Plutonium Plan Deadline

Insiders said a consortium of Japanese electricity producers has abandoned a goal to devise before next month an employment strategy for roughly 1,200 pounds of plutonium the country is expected to generate over a 12-month period starting on April 1, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

The insiders blamed the group's failure on the uncertain outlook of the country's nuclear power sector in light of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi atomic energy plant crisis.

Japan has already stockpiled sufficient plutonium to power hundreds of atomic armaments, and the island nation could face global criticism for potentially producing the material without a peaceful justification, according to the report.

March 22, 2013
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Insiders said a consortium of Japanese electricity producers has abandoned a goal to devise before next month an employment strategy for roughly 1,200 pounds of plutonium the country is expected to generate over a 12-month period starting on April 1, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

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