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 ...

Nov 12, 2014

Bad precedent for nuclear restarts

As the seemingly last key hurdle for the Sendai restart of the Sendai plant is lifted, a dangerous precedent has been set and many fundamental questions remain unanswered.

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Nov 8, 2014

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Uranium prices and producers’ shares soared after Japan cleared the way for restart of the first of the nuclear reactors shut after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Cameco Corp., Canada’s largest uranium producer, increased 11 percent, the biggest gain since August 2010. Denison ...

Obuchi starts nuclear power pitch

Sep 21, 2014

Obuchi starts nuclear power pitch

New industry minister Yuko Obuchi started to spin a clear pro-nuclear message Sunday, seeking to convince a deeply skeptical public of the upside of atomic power by arguing that the resource-poor Japan should be realistic about meeting its energy needs. More than three years ...

Aug 5, 2014

Restart of Sendai reactors unlikely before winter

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it won’t be able until late September or October to submit documents necessary for regulatory safety checks of two of its nuclear reactors. This means it is unlikely that reactors 1 and 2 at the nuclear power station ...