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Rokkasho's fuel reprocessing plant nears full NRA approval

Sep 15, 2018

Rokkasho's fuel reprocessing plant nears full NRA approval

A spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, looks set to gain approval for full operation following the completion of most of its safety review. The Nuclear Regulation Authority checked the remaining safety measures against the risks of earthquakes and ...

Ex-PMs visit Hakodate to stop nuke plant

Oct 29, 2015

Ex-PMs visit Hakodate to stop nuke plant

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa on Thursday visited the northern Japanese city of Hakodate in response to it filing a lawsuit to suspend the construction of a nearby nuclear power plant. The two former prime ministers, who have become stern anti-nuclear campaigners ...

Dec 16, 2014

J-Power forges ahead with Oma nuclear plant despite local tensions

Electricity Power Development Co. applied Tuesday for safety checks at the Oma nuclear power plant, a facility under construction in Aomori Prefecture slated for startup in fiscal 2021. It is the first time a power producer has sought safety checks on a reactor under construction ...