The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (Jaaa) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are established to work with the United States, and the Bill Gates Company Company to build a high-tech core reactor in Wyoming, the Yomiuri newspaper reports on Saturday.
The parties will sign an agreement for JAEA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries beginning in January to provide technical support and data from Japan’s own advanced reactors, the report cites several unidentified sources.
Terrapower had initially investigated the possibility of building an experimental nuclear power plant with the state-owned China National Nuclear Corp until it was forced to apply for funds to fund half of the $ 4 billion project. new partners after Donald Trump’s administration curtailed nuclear deal with China.
The United States is competing with China and Russia, who also hope to build and export advanced reactors.
Japan, on the other hand, has a bitter history of decommissioning its advanced prototype reactor, Monju, in 2016, a project that cost $ 8.5 billion but produced little results and years of controversy. since its inception and has been closed due to public distrust of nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
JAEA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries could not be reached for comment. as their offices were closed over the New Year holidays.