Nov 26, 2015

Japanese piling industry leader unveils data manipulation

Mitani Sekisan Co. said Thursday that it has discovered piling work data manipulation in one of some 350 building projects it reviewed in response to requests from clients and construction firms following the recent revelation by other companies of similar irregularities, which have shocked ...

Apr 16, 2015

Address nuclear safety concerns

By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.

Feb 27, 2015

Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors


The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections. The decision by ...

Jan 7, 2015

Kepco faces decision on aging Fukui reactors


Kansai Electric Power Co. says it will soon decide the fate of 11 aging reactors, while Japan Atomic Power Co. maintains that the nation’s oldest reactor will not operate beyond 2016 and is likely to be decommissioned. The two utilities conveyed the messages to ...