Evacuation drill for Genkai nuclear plant accident draws 2,500 locals

Oct 10, 2016

Evacuation drill for Genkai nuclear plant accident draws 2,500 locals

About 2,500 residents in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures took part in a joint evacuation drill Monday, practicing for a serious accident at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai nuclear plant. Some municipalities, including the plant’s host town of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, conducted exercises for ...

Oct 6, 2016

Kyushu Electric begins inspection of Kagoshima reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Thursday started a scheduled three month-long inspection of a reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Kagoshima Prefecture. The checkup requires suspending the reactor’s operation and leaves only two reactors active in Japan — reactor 2 at the ...

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Jul 28, 2016

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Newly elected Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono said Thursday he will seek a temporary halt on active nuclear reactors in the prefecture, currently the only ones working nationwide. “There are concerns over nuclear power plants following the Kumamoto earthquakes,” Mitazono said of the April disaster. ...

Oct 14, 2015

Kyushu utility set to restart second nuclear reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will restart the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant on Thursday, the second unit to resume operations after dozens of reactors were shut following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan has been inching back towards nuclear energy, ...