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The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday admonished the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for failing to take appropriate measures to protect its Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor from potential terrorist and other attacks.

The rebuke is another black mark against the agency, previously criticized by the NRA over a staggering number of equipment inspection failures at the Monju reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, that uses plutonium-uranium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. Both materials can be used to make nuclear weapons.

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