Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

Nov 29, 2016

Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

A research institute has used a full-size mock-up of part of a nuclear reactor to conduct trial decommissioning experiments for use on the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant. The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) carried out the experiments Tuesday using a 20-meter ...

Apr 21, 2016

Fears grow as Takahama reactors near restart

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As two aging reactors in the town of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, move toward restart, safety concerns are growing in neighboring prefectures and municipalities within 30 km of the plant. Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 1 and 2 reactors are over 40 years old, ...

Mar 23, 2016

Ikata reactor passes safety screenings

An idled nuclear reactor owned by Shikoku Electric Power Co. cleared safety screenings by the industry regulator on Wednesday, paving the way for its restart as early as July. The No. 3 unit of the Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture will likely become the ...

Mar 14, 2016

Kepco appeals injunction against Takahama reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday it has filed an objection against a court injunction on running two reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant. It wants the ban lifted. The utility halted the No. 3 reactor at the plant in Fukui Prefecture on Thursday, ...