Rokkasho plant extracted no plutonium in 2009

The Japanese government reported that at the end of 2009 its total stock of plutonium was 31.0 tonnes. Of this material, 6.9 tonnes are reported to be in Japan and 24.1 tonnes - abroad (in France and U.K.). The report says that the Rokkasho plant did not produce any plutonium in 2009:

Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.'s reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture extracted no plutonium due to a series of problems.

It was reported earlier that because of technical problems start of the Rokkasho plant operations is delayed for at least two years.