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NUCLEAR PLANT

EDITORIALS
Nov 9, 2018
Heed opinions of all municipalities near reactors
Restarting the Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant will be a test case for whether reactor operators can build up enough goodwill to obtain consent from not only the host municipalities but those in the surrounding area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's nuclear watchdog approves extension for tsunami-hit plant to operate beyond 40-year cap
A 5.4-meter tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011 quake left the plant without external power and incapacitated one of three emergency generators, although it managed to cool its reactor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2018
Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord
The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident.
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Tsunami-hit nuclear plant near Tokyo wins formal restart approval
The Tokai No. 2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture is the first nuclear plant affected by the March 2011 disaster to clear screening by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2018
Tepco halts sales of souvenirs from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant following public outcry
Tepco suspended the sale of souvenirs at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Wednesday — just eight days after launching the products — following public outcry that it was looking to profit from the 2011 disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2018
Nuclear watchdog OKs restart of aging tsunami-hit Tokai nuclear plant
Despite winning approval by the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the plant still needs to clear two more screenings by November, when it will turn 40 years old.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2018
Tepco to consider decommissioning Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant
The facility is located about 12 kilometers south of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which suffered meltdowns after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and could technically be restarted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2018
Anti-nuclear Niigata governor resigns over sex scandal in move likely to impact restart of key power plant
Niigata Prefecture Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama resigned Wednesday over what he described as "misunderstandings" in relationships with several women, a move that is almost certain to influence discussions on whether to approve the restart of nuclear reactors in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 30, 2018
Osaka court dismisses resident's request to halt Fukui reactors over North Korean missile attack risk
The Osaka District Court on Friday dismissed a request by a resident to halt two reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture because they might be attacked by North Korean missiles.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2018
Hakodate court rejects plea for injunction to halt construction of Oma MOX plant in Aomori
A court has dismissed a request from residents of Hakodate, Hokkaido, for an injunction to halt the construction of Electric Power Development Co.'s nuclear power plant in the town of Oma, across the Tsugaru Strait in nearby Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2018
Ibaraki nuclear plant used erroneous fuel rod data for over 40 years, utility says
For more than 40 years, Japan Atomic Power Co. used erroneous data regarding the location of nuclear fuel rods within the reactor at its Tokai No. 2 power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, the company has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2017
Tokai nuclear plant operator files request to extend operation of aging reactor
The utility operating the sole reactor at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture on Friday filed for state approval to extend the unit's operation beyond the government-mandated 40-year limit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2017
20-year extension to be sought for aging Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant
Japan Atomic Power Co. plans to file Friday an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority seeking approval for a 20-year extension to the operational life of its aging Tokai No. 2 power station in Ibaraki Prefecture, the operator said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2017
NRA to put radiation posts on Tsushima, Yonaguni to monitor atomic plants in South Korea and Taiwan
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will open new radiation monitoring posts Tsushima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture and Yonaguni Island in Okinawa to broaden its ability to detect power plant accidents overseas, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2017
First counterterror drill for drone attack held at nuclear plant in Ehime
Japan's first counterterrorism drill simulating a drone attack on a nuclear power plant took place Monday in Ehime Prefecture.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2017
Tepco says no radiation leak after smoke is seen at its Niigata nuke plant
Smoke emerged at a service building of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Thursday but it quickly dissipated after a firefighting effort by workers, its operator said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2017
Aging, trouble-prone nuke plant 50 km from Manhattan to close by 2021
An aging nuclear power plant just north of New York City will close by April 2021 under a deal between New York State and plant owner Entergy Corp., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2016
Kyushu Electric fires up Kagoshima reactor after governor gives OK
Kyushu Electric Power Co. restarted a nuclear reactor in Kagoshima Prefecture on Thursday after the prefectural governor, who is opposed to nuclear power, effectively permitted the move last week.
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2016
Kyushu Electric begins inspection of Kagoshima reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Thursday started a scheduled three month-long inspection of a reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2016
Kagoshima governor hints at dropping action to halt nuclear reactors
Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono suggested Friday he may give up on his pursuit to have Kyushu Electric Power Co. immediately suspend the operation of two reactors at its nuclear power plant in the southwestern prefecture after the utility's president again rejected the request.

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