Wednesday, March 22, 2006
High-level wastes arrival delays
JNFL and FEPC announced 'Pacific Sandpiper' the high-level vitrified wastes carrier vessel, which departed Cherbourg February 1, would arrive Mutsu-Ogawara port at 1 p.m. March 23. Unloading and transporting wastes into the receiving facility would start 6:50 in the morning of March 24, according to the announcement. The ship is carrying 164 canisters of high-level radioactive wastes that were separated form Japanese power companies' spent-fuels at la Hague reprocessing plant.