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METI to draw up roadmap for innovative next-generation nuclear reactor

  • March 28, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will draw up a roadmap for developing and commercializing an innovative next-generation nuclear reactor, which is said to emit no carbon dioxide (CO2) and ensure a high level of safety, sources told the Sankei Shimbun on March 27. The ministry will set up a special working group within its Nuclear Energy Subcommittee by the end of April and begin to create the roadmap with an eye to reflecting it in the ministry’s budgetary request for fiscal 2023. The move is intended to make preparations on a par with those of the U.S. and Europe, which lead the pack in developing innovative nuclear reactors, from the perspective of energy security. (Abridged)

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