May 20, 2016

Iran hopes quake-experienced Japan can help build nuclear plant

Iran expects Japan’s cooperation in its nuclear power plant construction, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi said in Tokyo on Thursday. Iran, a country with as many earthquakes as Japan, needs Japan’s advanced nuclear plant construction technologies, Araghchi, a former ambassador to Japan, ...

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

Jan 6, 2016

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to urge power companies to inspect for possible problems related to the installation of electric cables for safety equipment at their nuclear power plants. At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and other nuclear power ...

| 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. ...