Jul 4, 2015

Fuel ready to be brought to Sendai nuclear reactor

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has finished part of its pre-use inspection of the No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear plant, NRA officials said Friday. Fuel can thus be bought to the reactor, according to the officials. Kyushu Electric, which aims ...

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

by Parisa Hafezi

A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Jul 2, 2015

IAEA says Iran has reduced its uranium stockpile, but questions remain

Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed Wednesday, but a U.S. think tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy ...

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Jun 25, 2015

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Shareholders and politicians on Thursday urged the nation’s top utilities to exit nuclear power as the central government moves to restart reactors idled by public safety fears in the wake of the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011. Despite a number of ...

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

Jun 20, 2015

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

More than half a century after the world’s first commercial nuclear plant went into operation in the United States, the industry may finally be nearing a way to store radioactive waste underground permanently. The world has 270,000 tons of used fuel stockpiled, much of ...

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 ...