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In Japan recognized safe plant for reprocessing

The control Board atomic energy of Japan officially recognized safe plant for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and retrieving of plutonium to create MOX fuel, reported the TV channel NHK.

The construction of the plant in Aomori Prefecture in the North of the main Japanese island of Honshu began in 1993 and was completed in 1997, but due to numerous problems during construction, and then due to the tightening of safety regulations after the accident at NPP "Fukushima-1" in 2011 it was never completed. After receiving the official recognition of the security is scheduled for completion next year and in January 2022 to run the plant. However, after the decision to dismantle the nuclear power plant "Monju" fast breeder, which was to use MOX fuel, the prospects of practical use of the plant became more than uncertain. In addition, no plant for the recycling of spent on fast neutron reactors and thermal neutron reactors MOX-fuel and the plant for manufacturing MOX-fuel.

In Japan developed a method of determining the probability of disease development

A group of Japanese scientists developed a method for accurate determination of likelihood of about 20 diseases, in particular diabetes or dementia, over the next three years of human life.

According to the Agency Kyodo, scientists from the University of Hirosaki, and Kyoto University succeeded with the help of artificial intelligence to create a system of analysis of medical factors in about 20 categories. The method also takes into account data on the physical condition of man, his genetic predisposition, lifestyle and bad habits.

On a U.S. military base in Japan has revealed new cases of infection with coronavirus

New infections COVID-19 revealed at the us military base at Misawa in Japan, announced the municipality of the city of Misawa in Aomori Prefecture.

"In addition to the cases of infection among detainees on the basis of people reported in the previous times, there were revealed new cases of infection. These people arrived at the Misawa base from the base abroad, on a Charter plane by the U.S. government on June 15. After arriving at the base they were in quarantine within the base did not come out of the quarantine block. The number of those with whom they had contact, is limited. Thus, the probability of extension of infection is not", - is spoken in the message of the city of Misawa.

Three people on a U.S. military base in Japan became infected with the coronavirus

Three people related to the US military base at Misawa in Japan, infected with a coronavirus, said the Agency Kyodo.

The information is entered in the municipality of the city of Misawa, who posted a message on its website. Currently the page is unavailable.