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With costs mounting, Japan to abandon 'dream reactor'

TOKYO -- The prototype Monju fast breeder reactor, once viewed as a panacea for Japan's energy woes, is likely to be downgraded to a nuclear waste processing unit under a new energy policy.

     With myriad technical challenges and astronomical costs, the government will likely abandon its quest for what could have been an infinite energy source when it adopts a new planning document as early as this month.

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