Fukui Prefecture OKs decommissioning of Monju reactor

Jun 7, 2017

Fukui Prefecture OKs decommissioning of Monju reactor

Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa says he’s willing to accept the central government’s plan to decommission the trouble-prone Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in the city of Tsuruga. At a meeting Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s Office, Nishikawa said the decommissioning of experimental Monju cannot be ...

May 10, 2017

Kepco eyes restarting Takahama reactor on May 17

Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to reactivate an idled nuclear reactor on the Sea of Japan coast on May 17 at the earliest, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. The planned restart of the reactor 4 at the Takahama plant in Fukui ...

Kansai Electric seeks mid-May restart for two Fukui reactors

Apr 25, 2017

Kansai Electric seeks mid-May restart for two Fukui reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will seek to restart its two idled reactors in Fukui Prefecture starting in mid-May. Shigeki Iwane, the utility’s president, presented the plan at the Takahama plant during a meeting with Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa. “It is correct ...