/ Aug 31, 2016

Niigata governor suddenly drops re-election bid

Hirohiko Izumida, governor of Niigata Prefecture, said Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw his bid for re-election in the Oct. 16 gubernatorial election.The move may affect Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s efforts to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the prefecture, observers ...

Dec 6, 2015

NRA fails to conduct on-site checks for nuclear-plant cables

The Nuclear Regulation Authority failed to conduct on-site inspections to determine if safety equipment cables were installed separately from other cables at nuclear power plants during the safety screening process required for the restart of reactors, it was learned Saturday.The revelation came to light ...

Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold

Sep 25, 2013

Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold

Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Wednesday that his decision on whether to let Tokyo Electric Power Co. request safety tests for two idled reactors in Niigata Prefecture won’t be made for some time.“I will keep this issue on hold,” Izumida told Tepco President Naomi ...