A cargo ship carrying high-level radioactive vitrified waste arrived in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, from Britain on Thursday.
The shipment of 76 cylinders of nuclear waste reprocessed on behalf of three Japanese power companies arrived in Japan for the first time since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The cylinders are to be placed in a storage facility of Japan Nuclear Fuel in Rokkasho for the time being, officials said.
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