Japan eyes restarting controversial 'dream nuclear reactor'

Jan 15, 2009
Japan's fast-breeder nuclear reactor plant Monju in Tsuruga
Japan's fast-breeder nuclear reactor plant Monju in Tsuruga. Japan, an economic giant with almost no natural energy resources, is eyeing restarting its "dream nuclear reactor" this year after a raft of safety scares closed the plant for more than 13 years

Japan, an economic giant with almost no natural energy resources, is eyeing restarting its "dream nuclear reactor" this year after a raft of safety scares closed the plant for more than 13 years.



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Sophos
5 / 5 (4) Jan 15, 2009
There's a novel concept: recycle the U.S's spent fuel, like every other nation, instead of burying it in mountains!
Modernmystic
5 / 5 (3) Jan 15, 2009
GO JAPAN GO! Finally some REAL steps to get us off fossil fuels.

Another novel concept might be for us to repeal the peanut farmer's executive order regarding spent fuel and reprocess it ourselves.
holoman
1 / 5 (2) Jan 15, 2009
Breeder's throw out nuclear material in all directions. Filthy Nuke.

There are other safer methods for nuclear waste energy retrieval.
ryuuguu
not rated yet Jan 16, 2009
As long term resident of Japan (18 years) I would say there are many wonderful things abut Japan, but the governments trustworthness and handling of industrial issues when there are government and other powerful vested interests involved is not one one the good things here. Look up the history Minamata disease.

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