New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Jul 28, 2016

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Newly elected Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono said Thursday he will seek a temporary halt on active nuclear reactors in the prefecture, currently the only ones working nationwide. “There are concerns over nuclear power plants following the Kumamoto earthquakes,” Mitazono said of the April disaster. ...

Mar 4, 2016

Volcanologists on NRA panel accepted donations from utility-linked firms

Two volcanologists tasked with advising on whether nuclear reactors should be halted due to nearby volcanic activity have received ¥8.1 million ($71,000) in donations from utility-linked companies, documents have shown. The Nuclear Regulation Authority appointed the two, both from Kagoshima University, as part of ...

Nov 2, 2014

Too soon for a nuclear restart

The city assembly and the mayor of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, have given their nod to restarting Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai nuclear power plant, although the concerns of many local residents have been left unaddressed.