Tag - decommission



Japan Times
Dec 21, 2016
Monju prototype reactor, once a key cog in Japan's nuclear energy policy, to be scrapped
Once envisioned in a key role of the fuel-recycling policy, the controversial Monju reactor is scrapped by the government.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2016
Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor
A research institute has used a full-size mock-up of part of a nuclear reactor to conduct trial decommissioning experiments for use on the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2015
Expected surge in workers hitting radiation limit leaves No. 1 plant's decommissioning in jeopardy
The decommissioning crew at the defunct Fukushima No. 1 power plant is losing 174 members who have reached the legal limit for radiation exposure.
Dec 18, 2014
Japan suggests nuclear decommissioning costs be passed to all power customers
The government says reactor decommissioning costs ought to be passed on to all customers even after the electricity market is opened to newcomers in 2016.
Sep 14, 2014
Economic realities of old reactors
Reports that power companies are considering decommissioning older nuclear power reactors indicate that they are selectively weighing the costs of their meeting safety criteria that has been tightened in the wake of the 2011 disaster at Fukushima.
Jun 19, 2014
Japan to set up research center for Fukushima decommissioning process
The science ministry said Thursday it will set up a research center next April to help decommission the heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
May 14, 2014
Fukushima fund also tasked with decommissioning
The Diet enacted a revised law Wednesday that will give a state-backed fund dealing with compensation issues related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster the added task of working to decommission the plant.
Oct 1, 2013
New accounting rules make axing reactors cheaper
The government revises accounting rules for utilities to prevent their business from deteriorating abruptly if they decommission nuclear reactors earlier than planned.
Jun 2, 2013
Reactor-dismantling cost rule may change
The industry ministry might revise an accounting rule to alleviate the financial burden on electricity companies from decommissioning nuclear power plants.
Jan 30, 2013
¥156 billion for nuclear projects
The government earmarked Tuesday ¥156.4 billion for the industry ministry to accelerate efforts to scrap the Fukushima No. 1 plant's reactors and support companies seeking to export nuclear technologies in the draft budget for the next fiscal year.


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