US, Japan Pushing to Dispose Nuclear Waste in Mongolia
The United States and Japan are reportedly trying to kill two birds with one stone by pushing to build a nuclear waste disposal facility in Mongolia, in return for providing the North Asian country with nuclear power-related technologies. Japanese daily The Mainichi Shimbun says the three countries have been negotiating the agreement since last September,. the first of its kind to allow countries to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and other waste material. beyond their borders.While the latest pact would help resolve the US and Japan’s problem of dealing with waste, it would also open up exports of nuclear power reactors.
However, Washington and Tokyo still need approval from China and Russia, two transit territories, and Japan will likely face criticism in the aftermath of nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant.