NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

Jan 6, 2016

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to urge power companies to inspect for possible problems related to the installation of electric cables for safety equipment at their nuclear power plants. At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and other nuclear power ...

Tearful Obama unveils plan to cut gun violence

Jan 6, 2016

Tearful Obama unveils plan to cut gun violence

President Barack Obama shed tears Tuesday as he announced limited measures to tackle rampant U.S. gun violence and called on Americans to punish lawmakers who oppose more meaningful reforms. Flanked by survivors of the gun violence that kills around 30,000 Americans every year, and ...

Dec 6, 2015

NRA fails to conduct on-site checks for nuclear-plant cables

The Nuclear Regulation Authority failed to conduct on-site inspections to determine if safety equipment cables were installed separately from other cables at nuclear power plants during the safety screening process required for the restart of reactors, it was learned Saturday. The revelation came to ...

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

Oct 26, 2015

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

Ehime became the second prefecture Monday to give a nod to restarting a nuclear power plant after the nation’s reactors were idled in the wake of the March 2011 start of the meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant. Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura ...