Article Photos: Nowhere to use Japan's growing plutonium stockpile 11/17

This Nov. 8, 2012 photo, Kazuo Sakai, senior executive director of the Rokkasho spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant's operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd., a joint venture of nine Japanese nuclear plant owner, speaks during an interview at the plant in Rokasho village in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. "Our plutonium storage is strictly controlled, and it is extremely important for us to burn it as MOX fuel so we don't possess excess plutonium stockpile," said Sakai. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)