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Sellafield fuel will not be used by Japanese

The future of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) was thrown into further doubt yesterday as a Japanese power company suspended its use of controversial mixed oxide (Mox) fuel. It was decided not to use Mox fuel in its reactors for at least one more year, undermining BNFL's hopes of starting operations at a £460m Mox plant in Sellafield.

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