Aug 3, 2015

Restart of Sendai reactors will result in 40 tons of spent fuel

If the two idle reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are reactivated as anticipated, the plant will have to store around 40 tons of new spent fuel. Although the plant’s storage capacity is unlikely to be filled ...

Jun 15, 2015

Japan Nuclear Fuel again faces delay in fuel cycle project

Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. looks certain to face a fresh delay in the completion of its spent fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, as regulators are unlikely to end their safety checks by the end of this month, as the company had expected. ...

Feb 25, 2014

Fukushima's Unit 4 pool cooling falters

The cooling system for the reactor 4 spent fuel pool at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant temporarily halted Tuesday morning after an alert over electrical equipment was issued, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The operation to remove fuel from the spent fuel pool ...

IAEA starts review at Fukushima

Nov 25, 2013

IAEA starts review at Fukushima

A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency begins reviewing Tepco's efforts to scrap the crippled reactors at Fukushima No. 1.

Nov 20, 2013

Tepco gives first glimpse of Fukushima fuel rod removal

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has offered the first glimpse of the operation to remove fuel rods at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the most dangerous job since the runaway reactors were brought under control two years ago. Video footage supplied by Tepco on ...