Jul 30, 2015

Japan mulls lifting sanctions against Iran

The government is considering lifting its sanctions against Iran, depending on Tehran’s progress in fulfilling the terms of the nuclear agreement it reached recently with six world powers, according to informed sources. Iran is an important energy supplier for Japan and is exploring the ...

Jul 28, 2015

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1

Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to keep radioactive materials from dispersing. Workers used a crane Tuesday to remove ...

Jul 14, 2015

Tepco should update its nuclear emergency manual: IAEA inspectors

International nuclear inspectors have told Tokyo Electric Power Co. to update its emergency manual to reflect new safety measures imposed after the crisis at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 plant began. The order came after a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency completed ...

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 ...

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Jul 7, 2015

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Austria’s announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country’s solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe. Since the late 1970s, Austria has been fiercely anti-nuclear, starting with an ...