Town mayor gives nod to restarting reactor in western Japan

Oct 22, 2015

Town mayor gives nod to restarting reactor in western Japan

A town mayor in western Japan gave approval Thursday to restart a nuclear reactor in the area, bringing closer the resumption of the third reactor in Japan under tougher safety rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. “I will accept the resumption,” Ikata Mayor ...

Feb 6, 2015

Kyushu Electric still preparing Sendai nuclear reactor papers

Kyushu Electric Power Co. is still preparing documents needed for two reactors at its Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima Prefecture to pass regulatory examinations that will enable their restart, over four months after they were given the green light, officials said Thursday. The ...

Energy rivals to face eased demand

Dec 31, 2013

Energy rivals to face eased demand


Even as new renewable energy projects come online and changes in the law designed to increase competition and use power generated from all sources more efficiently start to come into effect this year, predictions for the nation’s energy landscape show total energy consumption slightly ...

Sep 26, 2013

Niigata governor gives Tepco green light on reactor inspections

Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Thursday that he basically approves of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to request government safety tests for two idled reactors at the world’s largest nuclear power plant, paving the way to restarting them. Izumida’s assent allows the beleaguered utility ...

Mar 1, 2013

More reactors to restart if safety verified: Amari

The government will permit the restart of more nuclear reactors if their safety is confirmed, economic revitalization minister Akira Amari said Thursday. He made the remark in a meeting in Tokyo with Kansai Economic Federation Chairman Shosuke Mori, who asked that idled reactors be ...