Aug 17, 2016

Kansai Electric starts removing fuel from Takahama reactor No. 4

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Wednesday began removing fuel assemblies from the No. 4 reactor at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The removal is the result of a preliminary injunction issued in early March by the Otsu District Court in neighboring Shiga ...

Halted Kansai Electric reactor placed in cold shutdown

Mar 2, 2016

Halted Kansai Electric reactor placed in cold shutdown

Kansai Electric Power Co. has placed a nuclear reactor at its Takahama plant in a state of cold shutdown to investigate why the automatic safety shutoff was triggered earlier this week, the utility said Wednesday. The No. 4 reactor at the nuclear power plant ...

Dec 16, 2015

Evacuation plan compiled for residents around Takahama nuclear plant

The Cabinet Office and three western prefectures finalized an evacuation plan Wednesday for residents living within 30 kilometers of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s idled Takahama nuclear plant. The proposal is expected to be approved on Friday by the Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Commission that is ...

Kansai Electric eyes joint procurement with four other utilities

Jul 27, 2015

Kansai Electric eyes joint procurement with four other utilities

Kansai Electric Power Co. and four other regional utilities are planning to jointly purchase equipment as part of cost-cutting efforts, industry sources said Monday. The tie-up between Kansai Electric, Chugoku Electric Power Co., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Shikoku Electric Power Co. and Hokuriku Electric ...

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

May 24, 2015

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

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They’re nothing but a bunch of overpaid, arrogant jerks who should have been fired long ago for their managerial incompetence, while he’s a just another crude loudmouth who has no idea what he’s talking about. Based on their public comments these past few years, ...