Restarted Kagoshima reactor churning out power after two-year hiatus

Aug 14, 2015

Restarted Kagoshima reactor churning out power after two-year hiatus

Japan resumed using electricity generated by nuclear power Friday after a two-year hiatus, following the reactivation earlier this week of a reactor upgraded under tough new safety regulations. The No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture began generating ...

Jun 11, 2015

Tohoku Electric to postpone restart of two nuclear reactors

Tohoku Electric Power Co. plans to postpone restarting two of its idled nuclear reactors by around a year, officials with the regional power utility said Thursday. The No. 1 reactor at the Higashidori plant in Aomori Prefecture and the No. 2 reactor at the ...

Apr 23, 2015

Sendai reactor restart 'unrealistic,' regulator says

Kyushu Electric Power Co. has been forced to review restart plans for the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Plant a day after a court ruling paved the way for the move. The plant, in Kagoshima Prefecture, was set to be restarted ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing


A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...