Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

Aug 19, 2016

Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

Kagoshima’s recently elected anti-nuclear governor said Friday the prefectural government will review evacuation plans for residents near the Sendai power plant in Satsumasendai. “I found problems with the roads, evacuation drills and other things,” Gov. Satoshi Mitazono told reporters during a safety tour of ...

Ikata nuclear reactor to restart on Friday morning

Aug 10, 2016

Ikata nuclear reactor to restart on Friday morning

Shikoku Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will reactivate the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture around 9 a.m. on Friday. It will be the first time in some five years and three months for the reactor to ...

Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future

Aug 7, 2016

Ukraine sees solar power as Chernobyl's future

Imagine one of the largest solar farms ever at the site of the world’s worst man-made nuclear disaster, which struck Chernobyl in Ukraine and sowed panic across Europe. That is the grand vision of Ukrainian Environment Minister Ostap Semerak, backed up by big-time investors ...

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Jul 28, 2016

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Newly elected Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono said Thursday he will seek a temporary halt on active nuclear reactors in the prefecture, currently the only ones working nationwide. “There are concerns over nuclear power plants following the Kumamoto earthquakes,” Mitazono said of the April disaster. ...

Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima

Jul 10, 2016

Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima

Anti-nuclear advocate Satoshi Mitazono was elected governor of Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday, beating incumbent Yuichiro Ito, who agreed to the resumption of reactors at a power plant in the prefecture. “I want to make Kagoshima a prefecture that takes on challenges with a positive ...