Tag - nuclear-plant



Sep 9, 2016
Tokai nuclear fuel plant to take 70 years to decommission: JAEA
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed it will take about 70 years to fully dismantle its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2016
New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors
Newly elected Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono said Thursday he will seek a temporary halt on active nuclear reactors in the prefecture, currently the only ones working nationwide.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2016
Kagoshima's new governor vows to halt Sendai nuclear plant for safety checks
Incoming Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono says he plans to ask Kyushu Electric Power Co. to suspend operation of the Sendai nuclear power plant for safety checks.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2016
In unprecedented move, Germany asks Belgium to halt two reactors over safety concerns
The German government made an unprecedented request of Belgium to temporarily shut two nuclear reactors, citing technical issues involving possible safety defects.
Apr 6, 2016
High court upholds ruling endorsing restarts of Sendai reactors
The Fukuoka High Court's Miyazaki branch rejects an appeal by local residents against a ruling allowing the restart of two reactors.
Apr 1, 2016
Washington state atomic plant restarts after shutdown over valve mishap
A nuclear power plant in Washington state was restarted on Thursday after being shut down earlier this week after a maintenance test found an issue with a valve.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2016
Safety upgrade costs spur Shikoku Electric to ditch plan to restart aging Ehime reactor
The utility will instead scrap reactor 1 of its Ikata nuclear complex in Ehime Prefecture, company sources said Friday.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
Japan to return 331 kg of plutonium as U.S. official warns of proliferation risk
A large shipment of plutonium is expected to depart Japan soon amid a warning from a senior American official saying nuclear reprocessing in East Asia could lead to increased amounts of nuclear material that could be used for nuclear weapons.
Mar 14, 2016
Half of radiation monitors around Kagoshima plant not up to the job
About half of the monitoring posts around Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are unable to detect high radiation levels.
Mar 9, 2016
Troubles at Takahama nuclear plant
Have nuclear plant operators taken the lessons of Fukushima to heart? Recent evidence suggests the answer is no.
Mar 4, 2016
Volcanologists on NRA panel accepted donations from utility-linked firms
Two volcanologists tasked with advising on whether nuclear reactors should be halted due to nearby volcanic activity have received ¥8.1 million ($71,000) in donations from utility-linked companies, documents have shown.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 18, 2016
Japan's LNG imports fall on warm weather and atomic restarts
The world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas said imports fell the most in more than six years as nuclear reactors restarted and warm weather cut demand.
Dec 20, 2015
Nuclear disaster drill held near Japan's only rebooted plant
Following its reactivation earlier this year, a nuclear disaster drill was held around the country's sole working nuclear power plant on Sunday.
Oct 29, 2015
Japan's nuclear energy choices
Japan has a unique opportunity to chart a more enduring national energy policy.
Japan Times
Oct 15, 2015
Kyushu restarts second reactor at Sendai plant under tighter Fukushima-inspired rules
It became the second unit to restart after the government tightened safety regulations following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 complex.
Oct 14, 2015
Kyushu utility set to restart second nuclear reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will restart the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant on Thursday, the second unit to resume operations after dozens of reactors were shut following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
Oct 2, 2015
Japan to restart second reactor on Oct. 15 under post-Fukushima rules
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will restart one of its nuclear reactors on Oct. 15, making it the second to return to operation after the government introduced stricter safety regulations following the 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture, a source familiar with the restart plan said.
Sep 14, 2015
End the nuclear 'safety myth'
The International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on the Fukushima disaster provides a stark lesson on the need to avoid slipping into the same old 'safety myth' surrounding nuclear power.
Sep 11, 2015
Kyushu Electric begins fueling second Sendai reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Friday it was loading fuel into the second reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant, bringing it a step closer to a planned mid-October restart.


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