[Machine Translation] By validating, on Wednesday 28 March, the project to dismantle the Monju breeder reactor, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) thwarting Japan’s ambition to control the fuel cycle and adds a new nuclear bill in the archipelago. The project involves a dismantling over thirty years of the facility built in Tsuruga in the department of Fukui (center). It should cost 375 billion yen (2.86 billion euros). The operation will start as soon as July by the removal of the fuel. Then the sodium – liquid delicate cooling to handle because flammable on contact with air – will be removed. Disassembly will follow, with an end scheduled for 2048.
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