Hokuriku Electric seeks Shika reactor restart

Aug 12, 2014

Hokuriku Electric seeks Shika reactor restart

Hokuriku Electric Power Co. applied Tuesday for regulatory safety checks on the No. 2 reactor at its Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. The company wants to restart the reactor to improve its earnings as the suspension of nuclear plants has sent fuel ...

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 ...

Jul 18, 2014

More needed than NRA safety nod

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has effectively given the green light for restarting an idled Kyushu Electric nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture under safety standards updated a year ago. After a period of public comment and local government approvals, two reactors of the plant, ...

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 ...

Jul 10, 2014

Approaching reactor restarts encourage utilities to sell bonds

The Nuclear Regulation Authority is moving toward the first reactor restart under its new safety requirements since the Fukushima disaster started, giving impetus to bond sales by utilities as borrowing costs plunge. The regulator may submit a safety report on two reactors at Kyushu ...

Jun 18, 2014

NRA to begin safety review at Higashidori

The nation’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it would begin safety checks on a reactor at Aomori Prefecture’s Higashidori nuclear plant, despite an ongoing survey of possible seismological faults running beneath the complex. The Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the plant’s No. 1 reactor for ...