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MOX and Pluthermal

MOX fuel is nuclear fuel made of a mixture of uranium and plutonium oxides. The term 'pluthermal' refers to the use of plutonium in thermal reactors - i.e. the use of MOX fuel in normal light water reactors as opposed to fast breeder reactors.

Japanese Nuclear Power Companies' Pluthermal Plans

Stop MOX Shipments!

IMA (International MOX Assessment) 1997

Kariwa Village MOX referendum (May 2001) - photo gallery


CNIC Articles

MOX fuel should not be loaded into reactors but disposed of as waste (Press Release: 27 June 2013)

Japan to the Rescue of Sellafield MOX Plant (NIT 136, May/June 2010)

Plutonium Utilization Plans for FY 2010: translation and analysis by CNIC (FEPC, March 15, 2010)

Genkai-3 First to Begin Long-Delayed Pluthermal Program (NIT 133, Nov./Dec. 2009)

Genkai-3 Starts Up With MOX Fuel: CNIC Statement of Protest (November 6, 2009)

Revised Plutonium Utilization Plans for FY 2009 (Rokkasho out of action): translation and analysis by CNIC (FEPC, September 2, 2009)

Revised Plutonium Utilization Plans for FY 2009 (pluthermal plan 5 year delay): translation and analysis by CNIC (FEPC, June 12, 2009)

MOX Fuel Ships Arrive in Japan Amidst Citizen Protest (NIT 130 May/June 2009)

Citizens Protest Japanese MOX Shipment: Joint Statement by CNIC, Green Action and Greenpeace Japan (Genkai: 23 May 2009)

Citizens Protest Japanese MOX Shipment: Joint Statement by CNIC, Green Action and Greenpeace Japan (Hamaoka:18 May 2009)

Japan's MOX Program and Nuclear Proliferation (Background Paper Prepared for Press Conference at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, 15 May 2009)

MOX Shipment and Japan's Failed Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Slide Presentations Prepared for Press Conference at The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan 15 May 2009)

Stop MOX Shipments! (NIT 129 March/April 2009)

Plutonium Utilization Plans for FY 2009: translation and analysis by CNIC (NIT 129 March/April 2009)

MOX Transports from Europe in First Half of 2009 (News Watch in NIT 128, Jan./Feb. 2009)

Pluthermal Developments (News Watch in NIT 128, Jan./Feb. 2009)

Opposition to Dangerous MOX Fuel (NIT 127 Nov./Dec. 2008)

Full MOX Reactor to Burn Japan's Growing Plutonium Stockpile: Establishment of the Ohma nuclear power plant approved (NIT 124 May/June 2008)

Japan's Plutonium Use Plan for the 2008 Fiscal Year: translation and analysis by CNIC (NIT 123 March/April 2008)

Japan's Plutonium Use Plan for the 2007 Fiscal Year: translation and analysis by CNIC (2 March 2007)

Letter sent to IAEA re Japan Atomic Energy Commission approval of faulty Plutonium Utilization Plan (3 February 2006)

Rubber Stamp for Inappropriate and Untransparent Plutonium Utilization Plan (24 January 2006)

The eyes of the world are watching - Will Japan uphold its international commitment to not produce surplus plutonium (18 January 2006)
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Press release and letter sent to International Atomic Energy Agency on 11 January 2006

Press release and petition sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency on 5 January 2006

Government approves Kyushu Electric's pluthermal plan (NIT 108 Sep./Oct. 2005)

Pluthermal Developments (NIT100 May/June 2004)

TEPCO postponed Plu-thermal plan (NIT91 Sep/Oct 2002)

MOX Transportation (NIT90 July/Aug 2002)

See also the following pages:

Fast Breeder Reactor

Plutonium Stockpiles and Proliferation

Rokkasho Reprocessing etc.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle front page



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