National Mar 20, 2015

Lawsuit targeting Genkai nuclear plant's MOX plan rejected

The Saga District Court on Friday rejected a suit seeking to block Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s plan to use plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel (MOX) at the Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture. "Any danger has not been proven," the court said as it handed down ...

Commentary Feb 25, 2014

Time to shutter Monju

The long-stalled project to commercialize fast-breeder reactor technology has been kept alive by the Abe administration in its plan for the nation's new basic energy policy.

Editorials Jul 26, 2013

The MOX fuel conundrum

Power companies' attempt to use mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in some of their nuclear reactors deepens the conundrum in which Japan's power industry finds itself.

National Mar 22, 2013

Plan eludes for fissile plutonium

Japan's federation of power firms says it will miss the deadline for a plan about how to use 0.6 ton of fissile plutonium from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel in fiscal 2013.