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France halts joint nuclear project in blow to Japan's fuel cycle

Move comes as tensions mount over Renault-Nissan

A fuel rod is inserted into a reactor vessel, right, inside the No.1 reactor building at Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power station.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The French government has informed Japan it will halt joint development of advanced nuclear reactors, Nikkei has learned, dealing a blow to the fuel cycle policy underpinning much of the East Asian country's energy plans.

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