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A review of fast reactor programme in Japan

Abstract

The fast breeder reactor development project in Japan has been in progress in the past twelve months and will be continued in the next fiscal year, from April 1981 through March 1982, at a similar scale of effort both in budget and personnel to those of the fiscal year of 1980. The 1981 year budget for P and D work and for construction of a prototype fast breeder reactor, Monju, will be approximately 20 and 27 billion Yen respectively, excluding wages of the personnel of the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation, PNC. The number of the technical people currently engaging in the fast breeder reactor development in the PNC is approximately 530, excluding those working for plutonium fuel fabrication. Concerning the experimental fast reactor, Joyo, power increase from 50 MWt to 75 MWt was made in July 1979 and three operational cycles at 75 MWt have been completed in August 1980 and the forth cycle has started in the middle of March 1981. With respect to the prototype reactor Monju, progress toward construction has been made and an environmental impact statement of the reactor was approved by the concerned authorities. Preliminary design studies of large LMFBR are being  More>>
Authors:
Masuno, Y; [1]  Bando, S [2] 
  1. Experimental Fast Reactor Division, O-arai Engineering Center, PNC (Japan)
  2. Project Planning and Management Division, PNC, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1981
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-37/2
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. annual meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria), 31 Mar - 3 Apr 1981; Other Information: Figs, tabs; PBD: May 1981; Related Information: In: Fourteenth annual meeting of the International Working Group on Fast Reactors. Summary report. Part II, 183 pages.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FUEL CYCLE; JAPANESE ORGANIZATIONS; JOYO REACTOR; MONJU REACTOR; REACTOR COMMISSIONING; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
OSTI ID:
20246531
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0201053018453
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 72-109
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Masuno, Y, and Bando, S. A review of fast reactor programme in Japan. IAEA: N. p., 1981. Web.
Masuno, Y, & Bando, S. A review of fast reactor programme in Japan. IAEA.
Masuno, Y, and Bando, S. 1981. "A review of fast reactor programme in Japan." IAEA.
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title = {A review of fast reactor programme in Japan}
author = {Masuno, Y, and Bando, S}
abstractNote = {The fast breeder reactor development project in Japan has been in progress in the past twelve months and will be continued in the next fiscal year, from April 1981 through March 1982, at a similar scale of effort both in budget and personnel to those of the fiscal year of 1980. The 1981 year budget for P and D work and for construction of a prototype fast breeder reactor, Monju, will be approximately 20 and 27 billion Yen respectively, excluding wages of the personnel of the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation, PNC. The number of the technical people currently engaging in the fast breeder reactor development in the PNC is approximately 530, excluding those working for plutonium fuel fabrication. Concerning the experimental fast reactor, Joyo, power increase from 50 MWt to 75 MWt was made in July 1979 and three operational cycles at 75 MWt have been completed in August 1980 and the forth cycle has started in the middle of March 1981. With respect to the prototype reactor Monju, progress toward construction has been made and an environmental impact statement of the reactor was approved by the concerned authorities. Preliminary design studies of large LMFBR are being made by PNC and also by utilities. A design study being conducted by PNC is on a 1000 MW e plant of loop type by extrapolating the technology to be developed by the time of commissioning of Monju. A group of utilities is conducting a similar study, but covering somewhat wider range of parameters and options of design. Close contact between the group and PNC has been kept. In the future, those design efforts will be combined as a single design effort, when a major effort for developing a large demonstration reactor will be initiated at around the commencement of construction of the prototype reactor Monju. Highlights and topics of the fast breeder reactor development activities in the past twelve months are summarized in this report.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1981}
month = {May}
}