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MOX Fuel Arrives at Takahama NPPMOX fuel rods arrived at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s (KEPCO’s) exclusive port at the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) on September 21, and are meant for use at that...

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Decommissioning Plans for Tokai Reprocessing PlantThe Japan Atomic Energy Agency applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority on June 30 for approval of its plans for decommissioning the Tokai Reprocessing Plant. The plant is located...

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Takahama Unit 4 Reactor Restarted Kansai Electric Power Co.’s (KEPCO’s) Takahama Unit 4 reactor (PWR, 870 MW) was restarted on May 17. It began power transmission on the 22nd and full operation on the...

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FNCA Symposium The Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA), in which Japan’s Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology play a central role and which promotes cooperation in...

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Monju Decommissioning Now Official On December 21, 2016, the Japanese Ministerial Committee on Nuclear Power formally decided to decommission the Monju prototype fast-breeder (280 MW), Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, owned by the Japan Atomic...

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India and Japan sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement On November 11 in Tokyo, the India-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement was signed, amidst loud protests outside the Japanese Diet, and in cities across India. For Japan, the...

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Cabinet decides to scrap Monju At a meeting on 21 September, the Cabinet decided to decomission the Monju fast breeder reactor. The Chief Cabinet Secretary announced at the end of the meeting that an...

Newswatch (NIT No. 173)

Operational Period Extension Approved for Takahama Units 1 and 2 On June 20, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved extensions of the operational periods of Units 1 and 2 (both PWR, 826 MW) of...

News Watch (NIT No. 172)

Establishing a liaison for exports to China In an article dated March 23, The Denki Shimbun (a Japanese daily newspaper covering energy and electricity) reported that Japan’s nuclear energy industry had teamed up to...

News Watch (NIT No. 171)

Preparations for Ice Wall Completed at Fukushima Daiichi Construction of equipment for creating a wall of frozen soil to prevent groundwater influx into Fukushima Daiichi units 1 to 4 (no longer operating) was completed...