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U.S., Japan sign MOU on joint development of fast reactor

  • January 27, 2022
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All national dailies wrote that the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Wednesday that they will participate in a project to build a prototype plant for a fast nuclear reactor led by a U.S. startup. They signed a memorandum of understanding with TerraPower to help construct a 345-megawatt prototype plant in Wyoming that will be subsidized by the U.S. Energy Department with the goal of starting operations in 2028. However, the papers wrote that judging from Japan’s decision to decommission the Monju fast-breeder reactor project, the commercialization of fast-reactor technology remains a long way off. NHK ran a similar story.

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