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The government on Thursday approved a plan by Kansai Electric Power Co. to procure mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel from overseas.

The decision paves the way for the resumption of Japan’s pluthermal, or plutonium-thermal, power generation scheme using MOX fuel. The scheme has been stalled since the eruption of a data-forgery scandal in 1999.

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