Mar 4, 2015

Japanese geologist warns of coming tsunami to hit Taiwan

A Japanese geologist said Tuesday that a massive earthquake-generated tsunami originating in Japan and capable of affecting Taiwan is likely to occur every 1,000 years, a prediction likely to worry antinuclear activists who have been campaigning for the abolition of nuclear energy on the ...

Tepco to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Feb 16, 2015

Tepco to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will need to consider raising electricity rates for the first time since 2012 unless it can restart the world’s biggest nuclear plant. Resumption of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa station in Niigata Prefecture is essential for sustaining profits, Tepco President ...

Jan 28, 2015

Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

A Massachusetts nuclear power plant shut down automatically Tuesday after the blizzard moving through the region interrupted power flow, but there was never any danger to the public, authorities said. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, the state’s only nuclear power plant, shut ...

Safety of Niigata power plant worries locals

Jul 21, 2014

Safety of Niigata power plant worries locals

Seven years have passed since the massive Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture, but residents around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant still worry about how safe it is. When the magnitude-6.8 quake struck on July 16, 2007, a transformer at the nuclear ...

Minamisoma hospital reopens

Apr 23, 2014

Minamisoma hospital reopens

A municipal hospital reopened in this Fukushima Prefecture city Wednesday, three years after it closed due to the nuclear crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The Odaka hospital in Minamisoma is the first permanent medical institution that has reopened in any of ...

Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant

May 12, 2013

Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant

Police and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a joint drill Saturday to prepare for a possible terrorist attack on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. About 150 officers and other people, including members of a special assault team of the police, participated in ...

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

Mar 21, 2013

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

To keep the only nuclear plant now online from shutting down, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Tuesday it will inspect Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi atomic facility in Fukui Prefecture according to new safety standards prior to their official July debut. After a regular ...