Hokuriku Electric seeks Shika reactor restart

Aug 12, 2014

Hokuriku Electric seeks Shika reactor restart

Hokuriku Electric Power Co. applied Tuesday for regulatory safety checks on the No. 2 reactor at its Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. The company wants to restart the reactor to improve its earnings as the suspension of nuclear plants has sent fuel ...

Sendai reactors at front of safety review line

Mar 13, 2014

Sendai reactors at front of safety review line

Nuclear regulators decided Thursday to prioritize safety reviews for two reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, which could mean they are the closest in the nation to restarting. Seventeen reactors at 10 power plants are awaiting inspection to determine whether they satisfy ...

Feb 20, 2014

NRA to name reactors sailing through review

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it will judge in the next two or three weeks whether any reactor undergoing a safety review could enter the final stage of the process toward resuming operations. After narrowing down the list of reactors that appear free ...

Nov 12, 2013

Discrepancies in JR Hokkaido's rail inspections

Rail spacing data from track inspections conducted by Hokkaido Railway Co. and reported to its headquarters doesn’t match all of the data in the divisions that originally conducted the checks, according to transport ministry sources. Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, transport ...