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NUCLEAR POWER

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.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2015
Nuclear remains cheapest power source despite Fukushima meltdowns: government
A panel of nuclear experts approve a government report saying that atomic power remains the cheapest source of electricity despite the rising safety costs triggered by the 2011 Fukushima core meltdowns.
COMMENTARY / World
May 5, 2015
Russia building nuclear reactors, and influence
Rosatom's construction of nuclear reactors enables Russia to add another energy-related means of extending its long-term political influence throughout the world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 5, 2015
Ukraine's other Chernobyls
Ukraine should take its reactors' expiration dates as an opportunity to pursue a safer, more sustainable energy future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
May 2, 2015
Japanese Red Cross opening in Paris; Tokyo inns to ban rice; U.S. nuclear submarine arrives; Emperor regrets colonial 'sufferings'
100 YEARS AGOSaturday, May 15, 1915
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 30, 2015
North Korea reactor may be back on, say experts
Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 16, 2015
Residents would need 16 hours to evacuate if Takahama plant struck by disaster: NRA
The Nuclear Regulation Authority's estimate suggests local governments may have underestimated the difficulties of undertaking a mass evacuation form a nuclear disaster.
EDITORIALS
Apr 16, 2015
Address nuclear safety concerns
By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2015
Activists seek public hearings in Shiga on Takahama reactor restarts
Anti-nuclear activists on Thursday urged the governor of Shiga Prefecture to hold formal public hearings on the potential economic, social and environmental risks from two reactors in neighboring Fukui Prefecture that are moving toward restart.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 25, 2015
From nuclear safety to nuclear security
Japan's nuclear disaster has spurred reforms in the field of nuclear safety. But when it comes to nuclear security, complacency remains a major problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2015
Delivery of radioactive soil to interim storage begins in Fukushima
The first shipments of oil and other radiation-tainted waste generated in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima disaster arrive at a makeshift storage yard in the prefecture.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2015
Questions remain over future plan for Japan's aging nuclear plants
While the debate over what to do with Japan's aging nuclear reactors intensifies, one British expert is offering advice on what his country has learned from decommissioning atomic energy plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2015
Leader of anti-atomic seminars unsilenced four years on
With preparations underway to restart Japan's nuclear plants, writer Keiko Ochiai has pledged to continue a workshop on problems related to atomic power, four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began.
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2015
Court battles are sole remaining obstacle to nuclear restarts
The fight over Japan's nuclear industry moves to the courts, where utilities face the risk of further costly delays if judges side with residents worried about nuclear safety.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 28, 2015
Local Politics: Heading for extinction?
"All politics is local."— former U.S. House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2015
Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors
The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant's No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2015
Fisheries group lodges protest against Tepco's failure to disclose leak of radioactive rainwater
The group representing Japan's fishery cooperatives blasts Tokyo Electric for failing to reveal the jump in highly radioactive rainwater entering the sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
EDITORIALS
Feb 26, 2015
An agreeable energy mix
The government has begun discussions on Japan's long-term energy mix, with the likely focus on how much nuclear power should account for the nation's electricity supply.
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2015
Foreign advisers fear for loss of nuclear regulator's independence
International advisers to the Nuclear Regulation Authority are worried that a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, created in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2015
Government explores options on how to store nuclear waste in the long term
The government is considering designing a final storage site for nuclear waste that can be opened in the event that policies change or better techniques become available to deal with it.

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