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Kyushu Electric to Start Pluthermal Generation in Mid-November

Kyushu Electric Power announced plans to start in mid-November pluthermal (plutonium thermal) power generation using mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel, which is based on uranium and plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel, at its #3 generator in Genkai-cho, Saga Prefecture. Kyushu Electric is now waiting for a shipment of MOX fuel from France. The reason for using this type of fuel is to promote nuclear fuel recycling.

Published: Mar 12, 2009 / Last Updated: Mar 12, 2009

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