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.

Aug 3, 2015

Restart of Sendai reactors will result in 40 tons of spent fuel

If the two idle reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are reactivated as anticipated, the plant will have to store around 40 tons of new spent fuel. Although the plant’s storage capacity is unlikely to be filled ...

Jun 15, 2015

Japan Nuclear Fuel again faces delay in fuel cycle project

Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. looks certain to face a fresh delay in the completion of its spent fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, as regulators are unlikely to end their safety checks by the end of this month, as the company had expected. ...

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.