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, ...

Apr 1, 2015

Translation firm leaked classified document, NRA says

A translation company under contract with the Nuclear Regulation Authority has leaked an internal, classified document online from the nuclear watchdog, its secretariat said. The document does not contain confidential information but is marked “Classified 2,” one of three levels of classification by the ...

Feb 19, 2015

Foreign advisers fear for loss of nuclear regulator's independence

International advisers to the Nuclear Regulation Authority are worried that a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, created in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. A lack of independent regulatory oversight of Tokyo ...

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Nov 8, 2014

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Uranium prices and producers’ shares soared after Japan cleared the way for restart of the first of the nuclear reactors shut after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Cameco Corp., Canada’s largest uranium producer, increased 11 percent, the biggest gain since August 2010. Denison ...