Australian news, and some related international items

Gov’t making final arrangements to scrap Monju reactor: sources

Japan’s Monju nuclear reprocessing illustrates the very expensive failure of nuclear reprocessing. Yet Australia’s nuclear lobby plans nuclear reprocessing in South Australia for the future, with importing nuclear waste as the first step. I hope that they’ve noticed Monju’s costly fate

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs


The Japanese government is making final arrangements to scrap the trouble-prone Monju fast-breeder reactor, given the huge cost expected for its resumption, government sources said Tuesday.

The move comes as the government judged it cannot obtain public support for the huge amount of money needed to restart the reactor in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

If realized, decommissioning of the reactor would require a drastic change in the nation’s nuclear fuel-recycle policy, in which Monju is designated to play a key part.

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September 13, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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