Nuke Info Tokyo No. 134 (January/February 2010)

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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.

News Watch
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

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