Aug 5, 2014

Restart of Sendai reactors unlikely before winter

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it won’t be able until late September or October to submit documents necessary for regulatory safety checks of two of its nuclear reactors. This means it is unlikely that reactors 1 and 2 at the nuclear power station ...

Toshiba nearing Bulgaria nuclear reactor deal

Jul 3, 2014

Toshiba nearing Bulgaria nuclear reactor deal

Toshiba Corp. is close to striking a deal to build a nuclear reactor for a Bulgarian state-owned utility firm for about ¥500 billion, company sources said Thursday. The Japanese firm plans to build the reactor with output capacity of around 1.1 million kilowatts through ...

Apr 4, 2014

Lower House stamps nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE

The House of Representatives on Friday approved bilateral pacts that authorize the export of Japanese nuclear power plants to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Lower House approved the pacts by majority votes, backed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner ...

Mar 28, 2014

Retiring Shimane reactor 'an option'

In a reversal, Chugoku Electric Power Co. President Tomohide Karita stated Thursday that retiring a 40-year-old reactor at the Shimane Nuclear Power Station is “an option.” It is rare to hear a top utility official suggest the decommissioning of an aging reactor. In June, ...