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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2022
Japan consortium and U.S. firm to cooperate on fast reactor
The agreement came after industry minister Koichi Hagiuda vowed to bolster the development of next-generation nuclear power technology in cooperation with the U.S.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2018
Costs to decommission JAEA nuclear facilities estimated at ¥1.9 trillion, agency says
The costs to decommission 79 nuclear facilities owned by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have been estimated to total ¥1.9 trillion over some 70 years, according to the agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2018
Monju reactor project failed to pay off after swallowing ¥1.13 trillion of taxpayers' money: auditors
Japan's auditors say the fast-breeder reactor only ran for 250 days over its troubled two-decade run and never cracked the secret to the plutonium fuel cycle.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2018
JAEA to begin defueling troubled Monju reactor in July
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency says it will start removing nuclear fuel from the troubled experimental reactor as the first phase in its decades-long decommissioning.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2017
Nuclear reactor operator submits 30-year plan to scrap trouble-prone Monju facility
The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor submitted a plan Wednesday to decommission the trouble-plagued facility located in Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2017
Japan eyes U.S. nuclear pact that renews automatically amid Trump administration vacancies
Japan will seek a nuclear energy pact with the United States that renews automatically while it continues reprocessing spent fuel and enriching uranium, government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2016
Monju prototype reactor, once a key cog in Japan's nuclear energy policy, to be scrapped
Once envisioned in a key role of the fuel-recycling policy, the controversial Monju reactor is scrapped by the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2016
Plan to decommission Monju meets fierce local criticism
The central government's plan to decommission the Monju fast-breeder reactor comes under fierce criticism from the governor of the prefecture that hosts the trouble-prone nuclear facility.
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2016
Ministry mulls 2020 start for Monju decommissioning after nine-month activation
The science and technology ministry overseeing the trouble-prone Monju fast-breeder reactor is considering starting decommissioning of the facility in 2020, ministry sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2016
Japan Atomic Energy Agency to apply for safety checks to restart Joyo fast reactor
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency is considering applying for a government safety assessment of its aging Joyo experimental fast reactor in March in hopes of restarting it, according to sources close to the matter.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Oct 15, 2016
Fukui poised to benefit from decision to scrap Monju
Big money pull a million stringsBig money hold the prizeBig money weave a mighty web
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2016
Nuclear cash cow Monju now a liability for residents as plant faces ax
In February 1983, Mayor Koichi Takagi of Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, spoke to residents in the town of Shiga, Ishikawa Prefecture, who were hoping the town would be chosen as the site for a new nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2016
Japan to scrap troubled ¥1 trillion Monju fast-breeder reactor
The government opts to cut its losses, pulling the plug on the project after years of mishaps, cover-ups and waste.
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2016
End to breeder reactor, plutonium pile-up are twin problems for Japan's reprocessing policy
With the trouble-prone Monju fast-breeder reactor set to be scrapped and nuclear materials piling up, Japan's policy on reprocessing atomic fuel is becoming increasingly uncertain.
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2016
As Monju decommissioning nears reality, Fukui politicians lash out
News that the central government is finalizing plans to decommission the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture has sparked anger and fear among local politicians about what will happen to their economy, and could make Fukui's cooperation in restarting other reactors more complicated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2016
Japan on verge of scrapping Monju fast-breeder reactor: sources
Officials say there is no chance the public would support throwing more money at the troubled project.
EDITORIALS
Sep 4, 2016
Monju and the nuclear fuel cycle
If the cost problem finally spells doom for the Monju project, the government and power companies should also consider the cost-efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle program.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2016
Japan considers scrapping fast-breeder reactor as costs mount
The government could finally pull the plug on the troubled Monju fast-breeder reactor after calculating that readying it for restart would cost several hundred billion yen.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2016
Japan's Monju reactor a costly hot potato no one wants to handle
Japan is missing its own deadline to find a new operator for a prototype nuclear power program that has failed to succeed in the two decades since it was built, threatening the resource-poor country's support of a technology other nations have abandoned.
JAPAN
May 27, 2016
Monju operator will need to meet myriad safety, transparency standards: report
The next operator of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor will need to meet a range of safety and transparency standards, including appointing outside experts to help manage the project, according to a report submitted to the science minister Friday.

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