National Mar 23, 2016

Ikata reactor passes safety screenings

An idled nuclear reactor owned by Shikoku Electric Power Co. cleared safety screenings by the industry regulator on Wednesday, paving the way for its restart as early as July. The No. 3 unit of the Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture will likely become the nation's ...

Editorials Nov 14, 2015

Problems with Ikata plant restart

Many concerns remain about the safety of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture and the feasibility of the evacuation plans, but the governor has given his approval to restart the facility anyway.

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

National Oct 26, 2015

Ehime governor gives OK for reactor restart

Ehime became the second prefecture Monday to give a nod to restarting a nuclear power plant after the nation's reactors were idled in the wake of the March 2011 start of the meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant. Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura conveyed ...