In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, the recyclable-fuel storage center is being built by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japan Atomic Power Co., owners of some of Japan's oldest reactors, in Mutsu, near Rokkasho, in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. The new facility, expected to open in October 2014, can store up to 5,000 tons of spent fuel. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, the recyclable-fuel storage center is being built by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japan Atomic Power Co., owners of some of Japan's oldest reactors, in Mutsu, near Rokkasho, in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. The new facility, expected to open in October 2014, can store up to 5,000 tons of spent fuel. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
In this Nov. 9, 2012 photo, the recyclable-fuel storage center is being built by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japan Atomic Power Co., owners of some of Japan's oldest reactors, in Mutsu, near Rokkasho, in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. The new facility, expected to open in October 2014, can store up to 5,000 tons of spent fuel. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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