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. ...

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.

May 14, 2014

Fukushima fund also tasked with decommissioning

The Diet enacted a revised law Wednesday that will give a state-backed fund dealing with compensation issues related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster the added task of working to decommission the plant. The revamped entity could be launched this summer, in ...

Jan 30, 2013

¥156 billion for nuclear projects

The government earmarked Tuesday ¥156.4 billion for the industry ministry to accelerate efforts to scrap the Fukushima No. 1 plant’s reactors and support companies seeking to export nuclear technologies in the draft budget for the next fiscal year. About ¥4.2 billion will go to ...