Monju fast-breeder reactor set for decommissioning

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: Energy and Technology, In-Depth with Nippon.com

At a September 21 ministerial meeting, the Japanese government took a step toward decommissioning the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture. Cabinet members involved in nuclear power policy agreed to draw up plans within the year for the development of a new fast reactor to replace Monju, operated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

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Decommissioning Monju: Japan’s energy conundrum

Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

The Japanese Cabinet last week approved the decommissioning of the Monju nuclear reactor in Fukui Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Cabinet also announced a commitment to developing fast reactors and nuclear energy. Sasakawa USA’s Dr. Phyllis Yoshida explains the conundrum.

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