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MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Final Japanese research reactor to convert to LEU

Final Japanese research reactor to convert to LEU

Japan's last high-enriched uranium-fuelled research reactor is to be converted to low-enriched uranium fuel under a new agreement between the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
 

Regulation & Safety 29 September 2022


Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co is to resume production of pressurised water reactor fuel at its refurbished Tokai plant  after receiving approval from the Japanese nuclear regulator.

Regulation & Safety 26 August 2022


Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Kishida calls for Japanese expansion of nuclear energy use

Japan should work to restart its idled nuclear power reactors, consider extending their operating lives and develop "next-generation innovative reactors", the country's prime minister has said. In July, Fumio Kishida called for the maximum use of nuclear over the coming winter.

Nuclear Policies 24 August 2022


Cooperative effort sees Japanese HEU transfer completed

Cooperative effort sees Japanese HEU transfer completed

A second campaign to repatriate high-enriched uranium from a research reactor in Japan to the USA has been completed, bringing to an end a three-year joint effort to transfer 45 kg of the material as part of shared non-proliferation goals.

Waste & Recycling 11 August 2022


Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has formally approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 22 July 2022


Kishida calls for maximum use of nuclear over coming winter

Kishida calls for maximum use of nuclear over coming winter

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for up to nine of the ten reactors that have already been restarted to be in operation over the winter to avoid electricity shortages. There are currently five reactors in operation in the country.

Nuclear Policies 15 July 2022


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies ITER fusion blanket testing systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies ITER fusion blanket testing systems

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered equipment for confirming and demonstrating the safety of the 'blanket' of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The blanket is one of the components that comprises the inner wall of the fusion reactor.

New Nuclear 06 July 2022


Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Waste & Recycling 28 June 2022