Tag - nuclear-power



Japan Times
Sep 19, 2015
Rearranging the deck chairs on the nuclear Titanic
The International Atomic Energy Agency's recently released postmortem on the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011 makes for grim reading and serves as a timely reminder of why the restart of the Sendai nuclear plant in Kyushu is a bad idea.
Sep 9, 2015
Regulator warns Kansai Electric may not win approval for Mihama reactor restart
Nuclear regulators on Wednesday warned that Kansai Electric Power Co. may not be allowed to extend the life span of its aging nuclear reactor at the Mihama plant, saying the utility has been slow to submit information required for a safety review.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2015
Accord reached with French Indo-China; Tepco reveals atomic power generation plans; Tokyo civil servants get reusable chopsticks
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Sep 1, 2015
Outlook bleak for nuclear power despite first reactor restart
The number of reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards, a Reuters analysis shows.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2015
Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation.
Aug 25, 2015
New nuclear fuel bank a welcome development
The new Kazakh fuel bank is a significant step toward achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.
Aug 24, 2015
Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s road back to becoming a nuclear power utility remains uncertain amid staunch local opposition to restarting the facility at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture.
Aug 18, 2015
To counter Abe, opposition must offer viable alternatives
Simply rejecting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies on defense and nuclear power is not sufficient. The opposition must formulate viable alternatives and advance different visions of Japan's future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 5, 2015
A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe's view of war
When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the Fukushima Prefecture 30 years ago, one topic was taboo — criticizing the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2015
Nuclear expert tasked with leading Fukushima decommissioning
Toru Ogawa, a 64-year-old nuclear research expert, has been entrusted with probably the most challenging task facing Japan — leading the decommissioning process at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Jul 15, 2015
Ikata reactor in Ehime wins safety approval as nuclear plants inch closer to restart
Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s Ikata No. 3 reactor has become the fifth reactor to obtain regulatory approval for a restart since the 2011 Fukushima crisis began.
Jul 2, 2015
NRA warns it may halt inspections at Mihama reactor Kepco aims to restart
Although Kansai Electric Power Co. aims to extend the life of the Mihama plant's No. 3 reactor by 20 years, the operator may be forced to scrap the 39-year-old facility instead.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2015
Tepco seeks foreign seal of approval to restart nuclear plant
The utility's invitation to the world's top nuclear agency to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility signals a desire to win support to restart the world's largest nuclear plant.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2015
Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power
Shareholders and politicians on Thursday urged the nation's top utilities to exit nuclear power as the central government moves to restart reactors idled by public safety fears in the wake of the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2015
Chubu Electric pushes Hamaoka reactor toward restart; residents divided
Chubu Electric Power applies for Nuclear Regulation Authority safety screening so it can restart the No. 3 reactor at its Hamaoka nuclear plant.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2015
Koizumi condemns Abe's policy of continuing use of nuclear power
Japan Times
May 24, 2015
Cities outshine Tokyo on energy mix with ambitious goal for renewables
The government is preparing to announce its 'best energy mix' for 2030, but its cost projections for nuclear power and renewable energy are raising eyebrows.
Japan Times
May 24, 2015
Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco
They're nothing but a bunch of overpaid, arrogant jerks who should have been fired long ago for their managerial incompetence, while he's a just another crude loudmouth who has no idea what he's talking about.
Japan Times
May 22, 2015
METI changes tactics after search for nuclear waste host proves futile
Tokyo decides to compile its own list of candidate sites for Japan's first nuclear waste dump after waiting 13 years for a town, village or city to volunteer.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 14, 2015
Shika nuclear plant may be sitting on active seismic fault: NRA panel
The news that a nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast may have been built on at least one active seismic fault line has cast doubt on whether the plant in Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, will ever be restarted.


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