Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one

| May 23, 2015

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one

by Philip Brasor

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of a review of energy production costs, which concluded that nuclear will remain the cheapest alternative for Japan over the next 15 years while pointing out that the calculations took ...

May 21, 2015

NRA to raise nuclear worker radiation exposure limit for emergencies

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to raise the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies to 250 millisieverts from the current 100, starting from next April. Following the 2011 disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex, the ...

May 19, 2015

Tepco looking to sell some uranium stockpiles to cut costs

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is planning to sell part of its uranium stockpiles for nuclear power generation in the current business year to cut costs amid uncertainty over the restart of idled nuclear plants, a company document obtained by Kyodo News showed Monday. Tepco ...

May 9, 2015

Former U.S. energy employee 'tried to sell nuclear secrets'

A former Department of Energy employee has been indicted after attempting to hack DOE computers to steal and sell nuclear secrets to Iran, China and Venezuela, U.S. officials said Friday. Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, who also worked at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was snared ...

May 3, 2015

The same old energy mix

The government's draft for Japan's energy mix in 2030 makes it clear that the Abe administration is pursuing a return to the nation's energy landscape that existed before the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.