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    Russia and Japan could establish cooperation on the closed nuclear fuel cycle technologies, CEO of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said Friday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Russia and Japan could establish cooperation on the closed nuclear fuel cycle technologies and on fast neutron reactors, Alexey Likhachev, CEO of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation, said Friday.

    "What [the memorandum] is all about? First of all about development of the so-called closed [nuclear] fuel cycle, in practice it means minimization of nuclear power plants' waste and multiple use of spent nuclear fuel," Likhachev told reporters, adding that the closed nuclear fuel cycle could be used in light water reactors and in fast neutron reactors.

    Earlier in the day, Russia and Japan signed a memorandum on cooperation in the sector of peaceful nuclear energy.


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