National | ANALYSIS Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

by Eric Johnston

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, ...

National 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. The ...

National 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. It's the first time a schedule for restarting a ...

Asia Pacific 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. An official with the prosecutors' office confirmed media reports ...

National Jun 18, 2014

Operator of Hamaoka nuclear plant says no active faults below site

The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture said Wednesday its investigation found no active geological faults under or around the site, which was forced to shut down in 2011 after the plant's operation was deemed risky. Chubu Electric Power Co. plans ...