Jul 10, 2015

Kyushu Electric finishes loading fuel into nuclear reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. has completed loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Station, a step toward rebooting the first atomic facility after meeting stringent safety standards the central government introduced after the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns. The last rod assembly ...

Mar 20, 2015

Lawsuit targeting Genkai nuclear plant's MOX plan rejected

The Saga District Court on Friday rejected a suit seeking to block Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s plan to use plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel (MOX) at the Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture. “Any danger has not been proven,” the court said as it handed ...

Aug 5, 2014

Restart of Sendai reactors unlikely before winter

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it won’t be able until late September or October to submit documents necessary for regulatory safety checks of two of its nuclear reactors. This means it is unlikely that reactors 1 and 2 at the nuclear power station ...

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

Jul 16, 2014

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

The Nuclear Regulation Authority was expected Wednesday to approve the restart of two atomic reactors, in a move likely to ignite fresh protests over returning to the technology more than three years after the Fukushima meltdown crisis started. NRA officials were to make public ...