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MATSUYAMA, Ehime Pref. (Kyodo) Recycled nuclear fuel shipped from France arrived Wednesday at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture in line with a plan to make it Japan’s second nuclear plant to use such fuel for power generation next year.

Shikoku Electric plans to start fueling the No. 3 reactor at the plant with the plutonium-uranium mixed oxide, or MOX, fuel in January to begin so-called pluthermal, or plutonium-thermal, power generation in February.

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