Restarted Kagoshima reactor churning out power after two-year hiatus

Aug 14, 2015

Restarted Kagoshima reactor churning out power after two-year hiatus

Japan resumed using electricity generated by nuclear power Friday after a two-year hiatus, following the reactivation earlier this week of a reactor upgraded under tough new safety regulations. The No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture began generating ...

Chubu Electric eyeing more business in Tokyo area

Jan 5, 2015

Chubu Electric eyeing more business in Tokyo area

Chubu Electric Power Co. envisions engaging in electricity retailing and other business operations in the Tokyo area, expanding from the utility’s traditional service area, company President Akihisa Mizuno has said. A tie-up agreement with Tokyo Electric Power Co. will help Chubu Electric “hold down ...

Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

Dec 4, 2014

Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN. Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said the accident occurred Nov. ...

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of ...

NRA to re-examine fault situation at Tsuruga plant

Jan 20, 2014

NRA to re-examine fault situation at Tsuruga plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority team began a two-day re-examination Monday of Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tsuruga plant in Fukui Prefecture to follow up on its discovery last May that reactor 2 is sitting on an active fault. In a report the following July, however, ...

IAEA says NKorea images suggest reactor restart

Nov 28, 2013

IAEA says NKorea images suggest reactor restart

Activities observed at North Korea’s Yongbyon site indicate an effort to restart a reactor that could provide it with weapons-grade plutonium, the U.N. atomic agency said Thursday. “The Agency continues to monitor developments at the Yongbyon site, mainly through satellite imagery,” International Atomic Energy ...