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 ...

Sep 14, 2014

Economic realities of old reactors

Reports that power companies are considering decommissioning older nuclear power reactors indicate that they are selectively weighing the costs of their meeting safety criteria that has been tightened in the wake of the 2011 disaster at Fukushima.

Hakodate sues to halt reactor project in Aomori

Jul 4, 2014

Hakodate sues to halt reactor project in Aomori

The city of Hakodate, Hokkaido, is seeking a court injunction to prevent a nuclear plant from being built as suspicions continue to run deep about the central government’s ability to safely regulate atomic power three years after the Fukushima disaster began. Hakodate Mayor Toshiki ...