MNF and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
The uranium ore which has been extracted from the uranium mine and fabricated into nuclear fuel is used at a nuclear power plant. By reprocessing (extracting the Uranium and Plutonium) the used fuel, and recycling it into new fuel, a stable supply of energy can be assured for the long term. Also, the entire process including transportation and the processing and disposal of radioactive waste is referred to collectively as the "nuclear fuel cycle."
Today, a large majority of the light water reactors can be divided into two types: Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactors (BWR). Our company is active in the design, development, manufacture, and sales of PWR type fuel and the sales of Framatome manufactured BWR type fuel within Japan. Additionally, our company manufactures and sells non-fueled control components which are co-resident with fuel.