Apr 13, 2015

2014 nuclear power output at zero

Nuclear power output stood at zero throughout fiscal 2014 for the first time since the country began commercial operation of its first nuclear plant in fiscal 1966, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan said Monday. All of the nation’s commercial reactors were ...

IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

Apr 13, 2015

IAEA chief stresses nuclear power

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday underscored the importance of nuclear power generation, saying it contributes to stable electricity supply and economic growth. “Nuclear power supports the economy as it ensures stable energy supply, and bolsters a nation’s competitiveness,” Amano said ...

Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear monitoring

Apr 11, 2015

Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear monitoring

Beefing up international monitoring of Iran’s nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached a week ago. As part of that deal, Iran and the powers agreed that United Nations ...

Apr 8, 2015

Safety review of Mihama reactor gets go-ahead

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has agreed to start a safety review of the No. 3 reactor at the nuclear power plant in Mihama, Fukui Prefecture. The review has been on hold due to the possibility that faults running under the plant may be active. ...

Apr 7, 2015

LDP proposes future energy policy heavy on nuclear power

Ruling party lawmakers proposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that Japan generate around 60 percent of its electricity from stable sources, a figure that meets international standards but also suggests continued reliance on nuclear power. The share of “base-load” power sources, which ...