Plutonium ahoy

Published: Saturday 15 August 1992

COUNTRIES on the Pacific rim have asked Japan to use an ocean route well away from land when it begins importing plutonium by sea from France later this year. These include Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Micronesia. Japan intends to import 30 metric tonnes of plutonium from France and England over the next 10 years to fuel its nuclear power plants.

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