Bid to stop Oi reactor restarts fails

May 9, 2014

Bid to stop Oi reactor restarts fails

by Eric Johnston

The Osaka High Court rejected an appeal Friday by Kansai-area citizens who were seeking an injunction to prevent the restart of the Oi No. 3 and 4 reactors in Fukui Prefecture. Some 253 residents opposed the restart of the two reactors on safety grounds, ...

Sep 3, 2013

No active fault under Oi plant, NRA team says

A team from the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Monday that no active geological faults exist under the key facilities of the Oi nuclear power station in Fukui Prefecture. The five-member team reached its conclusion after inspecting the Kansai Electric Power Co. facility from November ...

Jun 16, 2013

NRA inspection clears Oi reactors

The Nuclear Regulation Authority found no critical problems during an on-site inspection Saturday of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear plant, while assessing whether its two reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July. “We did not come away with any ...

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

Apr 18, 2013

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will start the process Friday to assess whether the nation’s two operating reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July. If the NRA acknowledges that the reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture ...

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

Mar 21, 2013

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

To keep the only nuclear plant now online from shutting down, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Tuesday it will inspect Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi atomic facility in Fukui Prefecture according to new safety standards prior to their official July debut. After a regular ...

Power goes out for minute at Oi nuclear plant

Feb 7, 2013

Power goes out for minute at Oi nuclear plant

Power went out for one minute at reactor 3 of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture but the outage did not affect the unit's operation or cause a negative impact outside the facility, Kepco says.