| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...

Decommissioning aging reactors inevitable, costly

| Apr 6, 2015

Decommissioning aging reactors inevitable, costly

Last month, four utilities announced they would decommission five commercial nuclear reactors that were at least 40 years old, rather than apply for a restart that could extend their operating life another two decades. The news was greeted with a mixture of relief and ...

Mar 26, 2015

Activists seek public hearings in Shiga on Takahama reactor restarts

Anti-nuclear activists on Thursday urged the governor of Shiga Prefecture to hold formal public hearings on the potential economic, social and environmental risks from two reactors in neighboring Fukui Prefecture that are moving toward restart. Representatives of the Citizens’ Commission on Nuclear Energy, a ...