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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.

Media: in Japan killed more than 60 people due to floods and landslides

A week of floods and landslides caused by rains in South-Western Japan, killing 66 people, missing are 14 people, reported the TV channel NHK on the basis of prefabricated data from the field.

Rains in the center of the island of Kyushu have been going on for a week. During this time they spread to a wider area, and capturing the main Japanese island of Honshu.

Japan in torrential rains killed 57 people

Fifty-seven people died in floods and landslides caused by struck South-West Japan prolonged heavy rains, reported the TV channel NHK on the basis of data from the field.

Most of the victims - 54 in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Two detected in heart and lung, 10 people unaccounted for.

Japanese banks suspend operations in the South-West because of heavy rains

Japanese automobile manufacturers, the chemical plant and the banks suspend work until the end of the day on the southwest island of Kyushu and South of the main island of Honshu due to hit the area of heavy rains, reported the TV channel NHK.

Carmaker Mazda has suspended work of the main plant in Hiroshima and plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Also avtostroitel Toyota stopped the work of two factories in the Prefecture of Fukuoka. The question concerning the resumption of work in the night shift will be decided based on weather conditions.

In Japan for 1.3 million people, announced and recommended the evacuation

Evacuation is recommended for 1.28 million people in four prefectures in southwest Japan due to bad weather, reported the TV channel NHK, based on assembled data from the field.

Evacuation is declared in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Oita.

In three Japanese prefectures have declared the highest degree of danger

The main meteorological management of Japan announced the highest degree of danger in the three prefectures in the South-West of the country due to prolonged and heavy rains, reported the TV channel NHK.

The highest severity level out of five is declared in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Saga and Nagasaki in the North of the South-Western island of Kyushu. In some areas only one hour received more than 110 millimeters of rain. There is a great danger of floods, flooding residential areas, landslides. In eight prefectures declared the danger of landslides.

Residents of the two prefectures in Japan, recommended to evacuate

Evacuation due to the increased risk of landslides due to the ongoing downpours recommended 350 thousands residents in Japan, reported the TV channel NHK.

On the basis of aggregated data from the field indicates that evacuation is recommended for 140 thousand inhabitants, the administrative centre of the Prefecture of Ehime on the island of Shikoku city of Matsuyama and 210 thousand inhabitants of Oita Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

In Tokyo the heat was hospitalized 30 people

Thirty people were sent to hospital in Tokyo on Tuesday because of the heat, of them two people in serious condition, reported the TV channel NHK.

Due to the steady hot weather in Tokyo in the hospital received 30 people from 25 to 99 years. Two of them are in serious condition.