National May 17, 2013

Monju reactor unlikely to resume operations by next March: JAEA

Kyodo The Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor will unlikely be able to resume operations by the end of the current fiscal year, the research institute that owns the facility said Thursday. The remarks were made a day after the Nuclear Regulation Authority decided not to allow ...

Monju: Generating only misfortune

Reference | Q&A May 15, 2013

Monju: Generating only misfortune

by Jun Hongo

The troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor made headlines again when the Nuclear Regulation Authority said it apparently plans to ensure the facility remains idled after announcing that the Japan Atomic Energy Agency failed to properly inspect some 10,000 components, including critical ones. Following are questions ...

National May 14, 2013

NRA wants Monju to remain shut down

The Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui will stay closed because the Japan Atomic Energy Agency is too inept to manage it, the Nuclear Regulation Authority says.

Faulty equipment checks prompt NRA safety inspection of Monju

National Mar 5, 2013

Faulty equipment checks prompt NRA safety inspection of Monju

The Nuclear Regulation Authority began a regular safety inspection Monday of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor after its operator was found to have carried out sloppy equipment checks. The NRA will mainly seek to verify during the quarterly inspection through March 22 if the ...