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TOKYO, March 21 (Xinhua) -- It is of vital importance
to promote the exploitation of nuclear energy as the world is faced with huge
challenges of climate change, said Japan's Atomic Energy Commission on Friday.
The Japanese government should strive to incorporate
the promotion of atomic energy as an important pillar in the global framework to
succeed the Kyoto Protocol, said the nuclear body in an annual report submitted
to the cabinet.
People around the world are becoming increasingly
aware that the nuclear power generation, with no emission of greenhouse gas,
could be an effective way to fight global warming, the Commission's 2007 white
And Japan is making progress in its recycling scheme
to implement the so-called "pluthermal" program with the trial run of consumed
nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in operation in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, the
There is, however, much left to do to ensure the
safety of the nuclear facilities, especially their capability to resist natural
disasters, as public anxiety has been aggravated over the severe damage caused
by a massive earthquake to a nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co., it
And the nuclear power plants also need to overcome
the difficulty of finding locations where highly radioactive nuclear waste could
be properly processed, the document added.