Feb 25, 2014

Time to shutter Monju

The long-stalled project to commercialize fast-breeder reactor technology has been kept alive by the Abe administration in its plan for the nation's new basic energy policy.

Jul 26, 2013

The MOX fuel conundrum

Power companies' attempt to use mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in some of their nuclear reactors deepens the conundrum in which Japan's power industry finds itself.

Mar 22, 2013

Plan eludes for fissile plutonium

Japan's federation of power firms says it will miss the deadline for a plan about how to use 0.6 ton of fissile plutonium from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel in fiscal 2013.

Mar 21, 2013

Takahama MOX fuel shipment in works

Kansai Electric Power Co. says its controversial plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel, or MOX, will soon be shipped from France to the Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture because the reprocessor is tired of storing it.