Nov 12, 2014

Bad precedent for nuclear restarts

As the seemingly last key hurdle for the Sendai restart of the Sendai plant is lifted, a dangerous precedent has been set and many fundamental questions remain unanswered.

Oct 30, 2014

Aging nuclear power plants

The financial support that the government is considering for power companies that decommission aging nuclear power plants and for the municipalities that host them should not be extended in ways that perpetuate an attitude of reliance on nuclear power.

Oct 22, 2014

Ex-PM Koizumi raps Abe's aim to revive nuclear power

Junichiro Koizumi, known as a firm opponent of nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima triple meltdown, on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy to revive the country’s fleet of idled nuclear reactors. “The government says Japan has the world’s toughest safety standards for ...

Oct 17, 2014

Utilities pressed to make quick decision on scrapping aged reactors

The government called on Friday for utilities to swiftly decide whether to scrap aging reactors that would be particularly vulnerable in the event of a natural disaster. The pro-nuclear government, which is seeking to reactivate the nation’s idled reactors as soon as possible despite ...

Oct 8, 2014

EU regulators approve U.K. nuclear plant project with EDF

European Union regulators have approved Britain’s proposed £16 billion ($25.7 billion) nuclear power station to be built by French utility EDF, two sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The project at Hinkley Point, southwest England, is part of Britain’s strategy to replace a ...