Nov 14, 2015

Problems with Ikata plant restart

Many concerns remain about the safety of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture and the feasibility of the evacuation plans, but the governor has given his approval to restart the facility anyway.

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

Oct 26, 2015

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

Ehime became the second prefecture Monday to give a nod to restarting a nuclear power plant after the nation’s reactors were idled in the wake of the March 2011 start of the meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant. Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura ...

Aug 12, 2015

Power plant operators to invest ¥3 trillion on safety measures

Eleven nuclear power plant operators plan to invest a total of ¥3 trillion on a variety of safety measures, informed sources said Tuesday. The safety measures include installing breakwaters and ensuring emergency power sources are available. In addition, the companies are required to implement ...

Apr 8, 2015

Safety review of Mihama reactor gets go-ahead

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has agreed to start a safety review of the No. 3 reactor at the nuclear power plant in Mihama, Fukui Prefecture. The review has been on hold due to the possibility that faults running under the plant may be active. ...

Mar 31, 2015

On-site inspection at Kyushu reactor begins as step toward restart

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Monday started an on-site inspection of 1 reactor 1 at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power station. The reactor in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, became the first of the 48 nuclear reactors in Japan to undergo an NRA on-site ...

Dec 22, 2014

Abe administration may up local subsidies to get reactors back online

The Abe administration is considering boosting the subsidies that municipalities receive for hosting live nuclear plants in a bid to overcome local resistance to reactor restarts, sources said Monday. The government is currently paying the cash even though all 48 of the nation’s reactors ...