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DECOMMISSIONING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2018
Japan approves 70-year plan to scrap nuclear reprocessing plant
The nuclear watchdog approves a plan to scrap a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Ibaraki Prefecture over a 70-year period, with the cost projected at u00a51 trillion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2017
Kansai Electric decides to scrap two Oi reactors over safety concerns
Kansai Electric Power Co. formally notified the Fukui Prefectural Government on Friday that it will decommission the Oi No. 1 and No. 2 reactors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2017
Nuclear reactor operator submits 30-year plan to scrap trouble-prone Monju facility
The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor submitted a plan Wednesday to decommission the trouble-plagued facility located in Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2017
Kansai Electric may scrap two aging nuclear reactors at Oi plant
Source says utility may take units offline to avoid massive costs required to meet stricter safety requirements in place since Fukushima crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2017
Fuel debris extraction plan for crippled Fukushima reactors to be revealed soon: sources
A state-backed entity is close to completing a plan for decommissioning the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, detailing for the first time how it hopes to extract fuel debris from three reactors.
JAPAN
May 10, 2017
Tepco mandated to create fund for scrapping Fukushima plant
The Diet passed a bill Wednesday requiring Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to put aside extra funds to decommission its crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, as the state seeks to gain more financial control over the utility.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2017
Real cost of Fukushima disaster will reach ¥70 trillion, or triple government's estimate: think tank
A private think tank says the total cost of the Fukushima disaster could reach ¥70 trillion ($626 billion), or more than three times the government's latest estimate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2017
Plans to scrap reactors on hold as NRA raises concerns over nuclear waste
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether to approve decommissioning plans for five old reactors, raising questions about whether deadlines for scrapping the units can be met.
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2016
Panel says Fukushima power plant's cleanup fees are now almost double the 2013 estimate
Estimates of the combined cost of dealing with the ongoing situation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have reached u00a521.5 trillion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2016
Cost of Fukushima disaster expected to soar to ¥20 trillion
The cost of the Fukushima disaster will likely surpass u00a520 trillion, and the government wants to raise electricity rates to pay for it, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2016
Cost of decommissioning Fukushima No. 1 to reach hundreds of billions of yen a year
The cost of scrapping the damaged nuclear plant is set to rise to hundreds of billions of yen annually from the previously projected u00a580 billion a year.
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2015
Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1
Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant.
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2015
Fukushima decommissioning schedule revised to delay spent fuel removal
In another setback, the decommissioning plan for the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is revised because the schedule for removing the spent fuel rods is too tight.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2014
All spent fuel removed from reactor 4 pool at Fukushima No. 1, Tepco says
The operator of the shattered Fukushima No. 1 plant finishes extracting fuel from the pool of reactor 4, in a rare piece of positive news from the decommissioning process.
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2014
Restarting Fukushima No. 2 plant would be very difficult: Obuchi
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 10, 2014
Japan's regulator OKs nuclear plant return while pushing to close old reactors
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the restart of a nuclear power station in Kyushu, the first step toward reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima triple meltdown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2014
Kepco may scrap two aging reactors over upgrade costs
Kansai Electric might scrap two 40-year-old reactors at the Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui because it can't afford the safety upgrades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2013
Tepco formally declares surviving Fukushima No. 1 reactors defunct
Tepco officially declares that the two reactors that suffered no major damage at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in the 2011 disaster are defunct.
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2013
LDP bigwig pushes Tepco split to speed up Fukushima No. 1 decommissioning
A senior Liberal Democratic Party official wants Tepco to be split up and a new company created to take charge of decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 14, 2013
Japan urged to send out global SOS over No. 1 plant
Two years after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, the herculean task of decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is the subject of growing international involvement.

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