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Why Congress should say no to yet another fast reactor dream via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Victor Gilinsky, Henry Sokolski, June 4, 2019 In its effort to revive a moribund US nuclear industry, the Trump administration has put itself in the hands of our national laboratories. The laboratories have used the opportunity to reach for the public … Continue reading

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Final fuel-removal exercise starts for problem-plagued Monju reactor via The Japan Times

[…] The JAEA will launch actual fuel removal operations this month if it finds the work can be conducted safely. It was initially planned to begin late last month but was postponed after problems plagued the equipment test. In the … Continue reading

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How does Japan justify keeping such a huge stock of plutonium? via The Hankyoreh

[…] According to a document that was made public by the Japanese Cabinet Office in July, Japan held 47.8 tons of plutonium as of the end of 2015. Since 8 kg of plutonium is needed to manufacture a single nuclear … Continue reading

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#ChennaiFloods: Why Are They Silent on the Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Plant? via Dianuke.org

By SP Udayakumar The entire state of Tamil Nadu has been hit very heavily by massive cloudbursts and floods. The city of Chennai has been marooned and the national military has been pushed into rescue actions there. The Chennai international … Continue reading

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Japan may scrap fast-breeder reactor -Kyodo via Reuters Africa

TOKYO, July 15 (Reuters) – The Japanese government is considering suspending development of a prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor called Monju, Science Minister Yoshiaki Takaki was quoted as saying on Friday. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Wednesday that the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Japan Strains to Fix a Reactor Damaged Before Quake via The New York Times

TSURUGA, Japan — Three hundred miles southwest of Fukushima, at a nuclear reactor perched on the slopes of this rustic peninsula, engineers are engaged in another precarious struggle. The Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor — a long-troubled national project — has … Continue reading

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