Jōyō (nuclear reactor)
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It was made with the purpose of doing tests on and advancing the development of that type of reactor. It also does tests with the nuclear fuel as well as activation experiments.
The reactor has gone through 3 different core changes.
- MK-I April 24, 1977 - January 1, 1982
- MK-II November 22, 1982 - September 12, 1997 This core surpassed 50,000 hours of operating time
- MK-III July 2, 2003–present
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