• Kyodo


A nuclear reactor in Fukushima Prefecture will likely be the first in Japan to use uranium-plutonium mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel to produce pluthermal power, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. official said Thursday.

The news came after Masato Idesawa — who heads a Niigata Prefecture plant also expected to adopt the pluthermal method — told a news conference the introduction of the new method will be delayed at his plant by two months until April 17.

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