Japan’s nuclear watchdog on Wednesday granted its first approval for a plan to reuse nuclear fuel from decommissioned reactors. The decision will allow Kansai Electric Power Co. to load some nuclear fuel assemblies from the Oi power plant’s scrapped No. 1 and 2 reactors into its No. 3 and 4 reactors, which resumed operation this spring. A nuclear fuel assembly holds fuel rods, and those at the four reactors in Fukui Prefecture are interchangeable.
Japan Times 18th July 2018 read more »