Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

| May 22, 2014

Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push


Wednesday’s court ruling blocking restarts of the No. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant may embolden opponents of nuclear power nationwide. It creates a legal precedent and could fuel resistance to restarts, throwing into question whether the administration of ...

Sep 1, 2013

Oi reactor checks to temporarily halt nuclear power generation

The nation’s only two fully operational nuclear reactors will be suspended for routine maintenance checks this month, shutting down all atomic power generation for only the second time in recent memory. The nation’s 50 commercial reactors were taken offline after the Fukushima disaster debunked ...

Jun 25, 2013

NRA fails to find party to probe Oi quake faults

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has failed to appoint an outside institution to sort data collected from drilling surveys on what is suspected to be an active fault under Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. Three rounds of open bidding failed ...