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The operator of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor should find a use for the facility’s laboratory, on which ¥83 billion has already been spent, the Board of Audit of Japan recommended Monday.

The yet-to-be-completed lab in Ibaraki Prefecture, designed to develop new nuclear fuel recycling technology, has been idle since its construction was halted in 2000 following several accidents involving the reactor, which is in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.

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