Kyushu Electric eyes restarting Genkai nuclear reactors next year

National Sep 12, 2017

Kyushu Electric eyes restarting Genkai nuclear reactors next year

Kyushu Electric Power Co. is planning to restart two nuclear reactors at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture next year, the utility's president said Tuesday. The Nos. 3 and 4 reactors are tentatively scheduled for January and March restarts, respectively, and would bring the ...

Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

National Aug 19, 2016

Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

Kagoshima's recently elected anti-nuclear governor said Friday the prefectural government will review evacuation plans for residents near the Sendai power plant in Satsumasendai. "I found problems with the roads, evacuation drills and other things," Gov. Satoshi Mitazono told reporters during a safety tour of areas ...

Business Apr 17, 2015

Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI

Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be sufficient during the high-demand season even if none of the country's nuclear reactors resumes operation by then. Although the government is expected ...

National Oct 1, 2014

Kagoshima reactor restarts unlikely before January

The restart of reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture appears unlikely before January, as the plant's operator only submitted the necessary documentation to regulators on Tuesday, months later than originally planned. Kyushu Electric Power Co. submitted roughly 600 pages of documents ...

National Jun 24, 2014

Kyushu Electric submits reactor safety papers

Kyushu Electric Power Co. submitted on Tuesday additional documents required for safety reviews of two reactors that are considered the closest to being allowed to restart among the country's 48 offline commercial reactors, a nuclear regulatory official said. The plant operator filed for safety assessments ...

National May 30, 2014

Sendai evac plan may take 29 hours: Kagoshima

The Kagoshima Prefectural Government estimates it will take about 29 hours for most people living within 30 km of the Sendai nuclear power plant to flee by vehicle in case of a serious nuclear accident. The estimate Thursday comes at a time when Kyushu Electric ...