Nuke Info Tokyo No. 134 (January/February 2010)
Monju Restart: Like Playing Russian Roulette
Japan’s Monju Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR, 280MWe) is scheduled to restart by the end of the 2009 fiscal year (March 31, 2010). If it does so, it will be the first time the plant has operated since it was shut down as a result of a sodium leak and fire fourteen years ago.
Nuclear Plants and Facilities in East Asia and Japan
Maps current as at January 2010.
Who’s Who: Keiko Kikukawa
Resisting Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle with flowers and herbs.
— Tomari-3 begins commercial operations
— Kaminoseki-1 license application
— Onagawa pluthermal safety endorsement
— Ikata pluthermal to start in February
— KK-7 resumes commercial operation, KK-6 delayed again
— Fuel cycle facilities delayed
— South Korea seeks US approval for reprocessing
— Mitsubishi to participate in uranium exploration in Mongolia
— MHI exports Reactor Heads to US
— Vietnam National Assembly approves nuclear power plan
— FNCA Ministers’ Meeting
— Expert Committee Finalizes Report on International Issues