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US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

US, Japan work together on fast reactor fuel safety

A research programme into the safety of fast reactor fuel that has been suspended since the 1990s will resume with tests due to begin at Idaho National Laboratory next month.
 

Uranium & Fuel 17 January 2023


UK fusion firm Tokamak signs superconducting tape agreement with Furukawa

UK fusion firm Tokamak signs superconducting tape agreement with Furukawa

Tokamak Energy has signed an agreement with Japan's Furukawa Electric to supply "several hundred kilometres" of specialist high temperature superconducting tape for its ST80-HTS prototype fusion device.

New Nuclear 11 January 2023


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Japan, USA to cooperate on advanced reactor development

Japan, USA to cooperate on advanced reactor development

The two countries plan to work together on the development and construction of next-generation advanced reactors including small modular reactors, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said after meeting in Washington DC.

Nuclear Policies 10 January 2023


Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023


Japan adopts plan to maximise use of nuclear energy

Japan adopts plan to maximise use of nuclear energy

The Japanese government has adopted a plan to extend the operation of existing nuclear power reactors and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones. The move is part of a policy that addresses global fuel shortages following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and seeks to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 23 December 2022


Rule amendment to allow extended operation of Japanese reactors

Rule amendment to allow extended operation of Japanese reactors

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved a draft of a new rule that would allow the country's nuclear power reactors to be operated for more than the current limit of 60 years. The amendment will require parliamentary approval.

Regulation & Safety 21 December 2022


Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2022


Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

A new agreement between the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research has added the basic design of a research reactor to their ongoing collaborative R&D on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology.

New Nuclear 23 November 2022


IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force has carried out a second mission to Japan to review the country's updated technical plans for the discharge of treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2022


USA-Ukraine announce cooperation on clean fuels from SMRs

USA-Ukraine announce cooperation on clean fuels from SMRs

Ukraine and the USA have announced a project to demonstrate the production of hydrogen and ammonia using small modular reactor and innovative electrolysis technologies in Ukraine. The public-private consortium also includes Japanese and South Korean companies.

New Nuclear 14 November 2022