Tag - nuclear-power



Japan Times
Apr 24, 2016
Kyushu quakes kick off fault-finding search in western Japan
The recent, and continuing, earthquakes in Kyushu once again have many people consulting maps to determine just where Japan's fault lines are situated, and whether where they live is more, or less, likely to see a large temblor anytime soon.
Apr 22, 2016
China may deploy floating nuclear power stations in South China Sea: report
China is getting closer to building maritime nuclear power platforms that could one day to used to support Chinese projects in the disputed South China Sea, a state-run newspaper said Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 22, 2016
Toshiba faces ¥300 billion loss over Westinghouse
Toshiba Corp. plans to book an impairment loss of around ¥300 billion for fiscal 2015 linked to its U.S. nuclear power subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co., sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The loss would be larger than anticipated.
Apr 21, 2016
Fears grow as Takahama reactors near restart
As two aging reactors in the town of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, move toward restart, safety concerns are growing in neighboring prefectures and municipalities within 30 km of the plant.
Apr 19, 2016
NRA to issue nuclear plant info every day amid quake concerns
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will begin providing information every day on the safety of four nuclear plants located around the region recently rocked by earthquakes.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2016
Despite assurances, quakes prompt calls to switch off Japan's nuclear reactors
Calls in and outside of Japan are growing to shut down the nations' only two operating reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Apr 15, 2016
Greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time since Fukushima crisis
Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent in fiscal 2014 from a year earlier, dropping for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Environment Ministry said in a revised report released Friday.
Apr 1, 2016
150 Fukushima No. 1 workers who got maximum radiation dose at start of crisis can now return to plant
Some 150 people who worked at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant whose cumulative radiation dose exceeded 100 millisieverts will be able to return to the facility starting April 1.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2016
Sea wall to guard against tsunami completed at Hamaoka nuclear plant
Chubu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has finished building a huge sea wall at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture to protect the facility from a possible earthquake-triggered tsunami.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2016
Ikata restart ruling prompts Kepco to raise threat of countersuits
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2016
Recent raids may have led Brussels bombers to ditch plan to hit nuke plant: paper
Suicide bombers who blew themselves up in Brussels were originally considering an attack on a nuclear site in Belgium, but arrests started last week may have forced them to switch to targets in the Belgian capital, the DH newspaper said.
Mar 19, 2016
A caution on nuclear restarts
The government should heed the Otsu District Court's call to develop standards for plans to evacuate residents in the event of nuclear accidents.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 18, 2016
Chinese nuclear plant moves closer to start, Westinghouse says
Westinghouse Electric Co. expects to put fuel into its first nuclear plant in China this year as it moves closer to start up and vies for a share of a market that may see $1 trillion in spending to boost production through 2050.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2016
Nuclear-averse Tohoku good place to grow green energy but Japan must be on the same circuit
Japan has seen a heavy shift in electricity generation from atomic to renewable sources ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake tipped the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a triple meltdown.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2016
Knowledge is power: Navigating the household electricity market after deregulation
The country's household and small business electricity market will be deregulated from April 1, allowing individuals to choose their electricity provider. Optimists, especially renewable energy advocates and small entrepreneurs, hope the development will break the stranglehold that the country's 10 regional...
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2016
Down but not out: Japan's anti-nuclear movement fights to regain momentum
Japan's once highly motivated anti-nuclear movement struggles to maintain momentum amid a government push toward plant restarts.
Mar 7, 2016
Two-thirds of local and prefectural leaders want Japan's reliance on nuclear power reduced or ended
About two-thirds of the heads of prefectural, city, ward, town and village governments want Japan to reduce its reliance on nuclear power generation or scrap it altogether.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2016
Ships prepare to return 331-kg plutonium stash from Japan to U.S.
A U.S. civic group says two ships have arrived in Kobe to carry a 331-kg cargo of plutonium that Japan agreed to return to the United States in 2014.
Mar 5, 2016
Extending Takahama reactor life
For both reasons of safety and following the public will, Japan should adhere to its rule against running nuclear reactors beyond 40 years.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2016
Shika reactor sits atop geological fault that may be active: NRA panel
If the nuclear watchdog finalizes the conclusion, the utility will be unable to restart the unit, the No. 1 reactor at the plant in Ishikawa Prefecture.


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