Sep 30, 2014

Tepco, Sellafield to compare notes on decommissioning reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced Tuesday it has agreed to share knowledge and experience on decommissioning damaged reactors with Britain’s Sellafield. Tepco has struggled with cleaning up the tsunami-battered Fukushima No. 1 plant, especially with safely storing radioactive water used to cool the reactors. ...

Abe says reactors won't be rebooted unless safety is '100% restored'

Sep 23, 2014

Abe says reactors won't be rebooted unless safety is '100% restored'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed Monday that Japan will not restart its shuttered nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent.” Japan is currently “completely dependent on fossil fuels,” Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General ...

Sep 22, 2014

IAEA set to announce 32-year low in nuclear power production

The cost of keeping uranium out of the hands of terrorists and safe from natural disasters is sidelining nuclear energy, which officials once dreamed would power a utopian future of cheap, almost limitless electricity. The amount of power produced by nuclear reactors has dropped ...

Sep 19, 2014

Liberalizing the power market

Legislation enacted in June will end the decades-long monopoly of Japan's regional utility companies by liberalizing the retail sale of electricity to households in 2016.