Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

National | ANALYSIS Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

by Eric Johnston

Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi ...

National Aug 24, 2015

Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s road back to becoming a nuclear power utility remains uncertain amid staunch local opposition to restarting the facility at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture. The plant is the world's biggest nuclear power facility. Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said after meeting regulators ...

Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold

National Sep 25, 2013

Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold

Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Wednesday that his decision on whether to let Tokyo Electric Power Co. request safety tests for two idled reactors in Niigata Prefecture won't be made for some time. "I will keep this issue on hold," Izumida told Tepco President Naomi ...