¥300 billion price tag projected for scrapping Monju

Feb 16, 2016

¥300 billion price tag projected for scrapping Monju

Education and science minister Hiroshi Hase said the Japan Atomic Energy Agency estimates it will cost around ¥300 billion to scrap the Monju fast-breeder reactor over 30 years. The estimate was made by the agency in 2012 but had never been disclosed to the public. ...

Dec 26, 2015

NRA targeted in second lawsuit against Monju reactor experiment

Residents near the experimental Monju fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, are suing the Nuclear Regulation Authority to have the installation permit canceled. On Friday, 106 people in 12 prefectures who live within 250 km of Monju filed suit at the Tokyo District Court, ...

Science minister inspects troubled Monju nuclear reactor

Dec 2, 2015

Science minister inspects troubled Monju nuclear reactor

Science and technology minister Hiroshi Hase inspected the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor on Wednesday after nuclear regulators last month asked his ministry to change the facility’s operator following a series of safety lapses. Ahead of the visit to the reactor, operated by the ...

Nov 9, 2015

Review nuclear fuel cycle program

The recommendation to review the Monju project should give the government, the power industry and the public an opportunity to reassess the wisdom of pursuing the establishment of a nuclear fuel cycle program.

Mar 26, 2015

More maintenance flaws found at Monju reactor

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has again failed to conduct maintenance checks properly at its Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor, including some components with the highest safety significance. The newly found maintenance flaws were reported to the Nuclear Regulation Authority by the Nuclear Regulation Authority ...