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NUCLEAR PLANT

Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2015
Two idled Kepco reactors to get safety OK next week
Two more idled nuclear reactors, in Fukui Prefecture, are set to obtain safety clearance from regulators, sources said, giving another boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive atomic power following the 2011 triple meltdown at Tepco's Fukushima No. 1 plant.
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2015
Lawsuit-leery opponents drop restart petition against reactors in Kagoshima
Some of the people seeking a court injunction to halt the restart of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s nuclear plant in the town of Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, have dropped their petitions, their lawyers said.
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2014
Kepco inspects aging Takahama reactors for chance at 20-year extension
Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday began checking the safety of two aging nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture that are nearing the end of their certified lives to see if it can keep them going for another two decades.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2014
Nuclear power's dark future
Nuclear power constitutes the world's most subsidized energy industry yet it faces an increasingly uncertain future.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2014
Kepco mulls operating two reactors beyond 40-year limit
The utility may seek permission to keep the oldest reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture operating beyond the 40-year limit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 8, 2014
Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart
Uranium prices and producers' shares soared after Japan cleared the way for restart of the first of the nuclear reactors shut after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2014
Kagoshima assembly and governor green-light restart of Sendai reactors
The Sendai nuclear power plant is a step closer to becoming the first in Japan to resume generating electricity in the wake of the 2011 triple meltdown.
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2014
J-Power to apply for screening of uncompleted MOX nuclear plant in Aomori
Electric Power Development Co. plans to apply by the end of the year for safety screening of the Oma nuclear power plant under construction in Aomori Prefecture, sources said Thursday.
EDITORIALS
Nov 2, 2014
Too soon for a nuclear restart
The city assembly and the mayor of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, have given their nod to restarting Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai nuclear power plant, although the concerns of many local residents have been left unaddressed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2014
Tepco may ask U.S. utility to inspect Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering asking a U.S. utility to verify safety at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, a senior foreign adviser to the beleaguered utility has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / ANALYSIS
Oct 29, 2014
Town divided after Sendai nuclear plant restart clears another hurdle
The city hosting the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture has decided to approve a resumption of operations at the facility, highlighting a conflict between people who benefit from the largesse of the industry and those who do not.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2014
Local government gives OK to restart Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture
The municipal assembly in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, voted Tuesday to approve the restart of the local nuclear power station, another step forward in the fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Oct 26, 2014
Kansai's fears of new law no state secret
With less than two months to go until the new designated state secrets law comes into force, how, exactly, it will work in practice is the subject of extensive debate and concern. Much of the commentary focuses on how the fundamental rights of individuals will be affected.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CABINET INTERVIEW
Oct 25, 2014
'No change' in atomic restart policy, says new industry minister
New industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Thursday he will try to persuade residents near the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture why its two reactors should no longer stand idle.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 22, 2014
Prosecutors set to decide whether to indict Tepco execs over nuclear disaster
The judicial review is unlikely to result in prison terms, legal experts say, but it could drag the company into criminal court, rehashing details of the meltdowns.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 6, 2014
Box-cutter blade mailed to industry minister Yuko Obuchi
An envelope containing a box-cutter blade and a letter opposing the restart of a nuclear power plant was mailed to industry minister Yuko Obuchi late last month, investigative sources said Monday.
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2014
Hokkaido nuclear plant has small fire; utility says no radiation leaked
A small fire occurred Sunday at the Tomari nuclear power plant in western Hokkaido, operator Hokkaido Electric Power Co. said, adding that there was no radiation leak.
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2014
Nuclear safety chief dismisses worries over unforeseen volcanic eruptions
The chairman of the nuclear safety regulator on Wednesday dismissed calls for greater debate about the threat volcanoes pose to atomic power plants.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2014
Volcanic eruption fires concern about Kagoshima reactor restarts
Saturday's eruption of Mount Ontake is likely to set back plans to restart nuclear reactors in Kagoshima Prefecture and possibly elsewhere, as local officials and residents start debating how safe the plants would be in the event of a nearby volcanic eruption.

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