Jul 12, 2013

Nearly half of Japanese against reactor restarts, poll finds

Nearly half of Japanese people are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to restart nuclear reactors that meet new safety standards, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Friday. The proportion of people who oppose the nuclear policy came to 49.7 percent, against 41.1 percent ...

May 9, 2013

New nuclear safety standards

One problem with the draft of new safety standards for nuclear power plants is that the job of anticipating the highest possible tsunami is left to each power company.

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

Mar 21, 2013

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on

To keep the only nuclear plant now online from shutting down, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Tuesday it will inspect Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi atomic facility in Fukui Prefecture according to new safety standards prior to their official July debut. After a regular ...