| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing


A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...

Mar 25, 2015

NRA concludes fault under Tsuruga reactor is active

The Nuclear Regulation Authority determined Wednesday that a reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tsuruga nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast in Fukui Prefecture sits directly above an active geological fault — which may force the unit to be shut down permanently. ...

Mar 19, 2015

Kyushu Electric aims to restart Sendai plant reactor in June

Kyushu Electric Power Co. has submitted a plan to the Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture in June, sources close to the matter said Thursday. It’s the first time a schedule for restarting ...

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Feb 26, 2015

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said Wednesday, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security. The sightings follow a series of drone spottings at French atomic ...

Dec 22, 2014

South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of noncritical data at South Korea’s nuclear power operator, the prosecutors’ office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An official with the prosecutors’ office confirmed media ...

Nov 14, 2014

Shimane Prefecture to tax idled nuclear reactors

The Shimane Prefectural Government said Friday that it plans to introduce a new tax on nuclear reactors based on their output capacities. Revenue from the tax is estimated to total ¥3 billion for five years from next April, regardless of whether the No. 1 ...