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Watchdog blasts Joyo reactor restart plan as ‘unacceptable’ via Asahi Shimbun

The nation’s nuclear watchdog has slammed the operator of the Joyo experimental fast reactor in Ibaraki Prefecture for its approach to safety concerns in seeking an early restart. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, on April 26 labeled … Continue reading

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Future of Japan’s Monju plutonium breeder reactor under review via International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM)

Masafumi Takubo and Frank von Hippel On 29 August 2016, Mainichi Shimbun reported on an ongoing review by Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat of options for the future of Monju. According to Mainichi, the Secretariat estimates that it would cost ¥600 billion … Continue reading

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Report calls for huge expansion of experimental nuclear plants via the guardian

Development of new technology would move UK away from fossil fuels and generate two-thirds of power by 2050 The UK will need to develop a huge fleet of currently experimental nuclear reactors by the middle of the century, to generate … Continue reading

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