Tag - nuclear-plants



Japan Times
Dec 28, 2018
Costs to decommission JAEA nuclear facilities estimated at ¥1.9 trillion, agency says
The costs to decommission 79 nuclear facilities owned by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have been estimated to total ¥1.9 trillion over some 70 years, according to the agency.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2018
At least four killed, more than 300 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka
One of the most powerful earthquakes to rock the Kansai region in decades struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures Monday morning, leaving at least four people dead and more than 300 injured.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2018
Osaka earthquake: Useful links and resources
Here is a collection of links in English and Japanese that might prove useful in dealing with the earthquake that struck the Osaka region Monday morning:
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2018
America's nuclear reactors could run as long as 80 years under Trump plan
The U.S. Energy Department is throwing its support behind a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear power reactors — keeping them in operation for as long as 80 years.
Sep 12, 2016
German utilities poised to OK €26.4 billion deal to store nuclear waste in yet-to-be named idle mine
Germany is close to an agreement with its utilities that will see the government assume the risks and liabilities of storing private-sector nuclear waste in return for a €26.4 billion ($29.6 billion) cash payment, daily Boersen-Zeitung reported on Saturday.
Sep 4, 2016
JCFC steel in troubled French reactor also used in 13 Japanese nuclear power plants
The Nuclear Regulation Authority orders checks on parts used in 13 nuclear reactors after defects were found in metal at a French power plant.
Jun 8, 2016
Japan to boost cyberattack vigilance to cover space, nuclear, housing agencies
The Japanese government plans to expand the scope of its cyberattack monitoring from the fiscal year beginning next April to include roughly 35 key affiliated agencies, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
May 26, 2016
French nuclear plants to strike Thursday but blackouts unlikely: CGT union
Staff in France's 19 nuclear plants have voted to go on strike on Thursday as part of protests over a labor reform, a CGT union official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2015
As costs, mishaps mount, U.S. nuke industry weighs extending aging reactor lives up to 80 years
The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it's safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.
Aug 26, 2015
Japan nuclear watchdog revises guideline to create medical network in event of atomic crisis
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday revised a key guideline that would boost the country's medical preparedness in the event of an atomic disaster, reflecting lessons learned from the March 2011 triple meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 complex.
May 15, 2015
Reactor at Ikata plant in Shikoku close to clearing NRA safety check
An idled reactor run by Shikoku Electric Power Co. is expected take a big step next week toward resuming operation, bolstering the government's drive to revive atomic power in the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, sources said Friday.
May 14, 2015
Tepco could improve handling of radioactive waste at wrecked Fukushima plant, IAEA says
The United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could be improved despite "good progress" in cleaning up the site.
Apr 16, 2015
Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing
A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, Kepco, and pro-nuclear...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / LOCAL POLLS '15
Apr 10, 2015
Voters in Saga face small candidate field, big issues
Saga is stuck with a paucity of candidates in the unified elections this month even as issues with both national and local implications stalk the ballot.
Mar 25, 2015
NRA concludes fault under Tsuruga reactor is active
The Nuclear Regulation Authority determined Wednesday that a reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast in Fukui Prefecture sits directly above an active geological fault — which may force the unit to be shut down permanently.
Mar 19, 2015
Kyushu Electric aims to restart Sendai plant reactor in June
Kyushu Electric Power Co. has submitted a plan to the Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture in June, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Dec 22, 2014
South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants
Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of noncritical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.
Oct 30, 2014
Aging nuclear power plants
The financial support that the government is considering for power companies that decommission aging nuclear power plants and for the municipalities that host them should not be extended in ways that perpetuate an attitude of reliance on nuclear power.
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2014
Friend's death etched in memory of young Fukushima No. 1 worker
This is the last in a six-part series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 26, 2014
Regional utilities rebuff anti-nuclear shareholders with reactor restart plans
The regional power utilities told their shareholders at annual meetings Thursday they will try to reactivate their idled nuclear reactors to improve business and rejected all proposals calling for a nuclear phaseout.


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