Aug 3, 2015

Restart of Sendai reactors will result in 40 tons of spent fuel

If the two idle reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are reactivated as anticipated, the plant will have to store around 40 tons of new spent fuel. Although the plant’s storage capacity is unlikely to be filled ...

Strong typhoon draws bead on Okinawa

Jul 24, 2015

Strong typhoon draws bead on Okinawa

Powerful Typhoon Halola may move close to Okinawa and the Amami area of Kagoshima Prefecture from Friday night to early Saturday, and the Meteorologcal Agency warns of strong winds and high waves. The typhoon is expected to particularly batter Okinawa’s Daitojima area on Friday ...

Oct 1, 2014

Kagoshima reactor restarts unlikely before January

The restart of reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture appears unlikely before January, as the plant’s operator only submitted the necessary documentation to regulators on Tuesday, months later than originally planned. Kyushu Electric Power Co. submitted roughly 600 pages of ...

Aug 13, 2014

GSDF to station unit on Amami-Oshima for island defense

The Defense Ministry asked local authorities on Tuesday for their cooperation in establishing a Ground Self-Defense Force unit on Amami-Oshima Island as part of efforts to boost the defense of remote islands in the region. Parliamentary Senior Vice Defense Minister Ryota Takeda made the ...