Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved a plan to decommission the Tokai-mura reprocessing plant. According to the plan, the decommissioning will take about 70 years to complete. The cost of the project is projected at 1 trillion yen ($9 billion).
The Tokai-mura plant is operated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. The decision to shut down the plant was taken in 2014.