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NUCLEAR POWER

EDITORIALS
Nov 12, 2014
Bad precedent for nuclear restarts
As the seemingly last key hurdle for the Sendai restart of the Sendai plant is lifted, a dangerous precedent has been set and many fundamental questions remain unanswered.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 5, 2014
Wales minister says nuclear power remains a good investment
While the nation debates the wisdom of restarting its nuclear power plants, the energy source remains central to some nations' investments for tomorrow. The process to construct a new two-reactor facility in Wales has been going as planned, the British province's economy minister said.
EDITORIALS
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 / Politics
Oct 22, 2014
Ex-PM Koizumi raps Abe's aim to revive nuclear power
Junichiro Koizumi, known as a firm opponent of nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima triple meltdown, on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy to revive the country's fleet of idled nuclear reactors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2014
New ministers pledge no interruption to nuclear policy, female empowerment
On his first day in his new job, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday he will soon be ready to visit communities near nuclear power plants, apparently pledging to maintain the momentum for reactor restarts.
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2014
Utilities pressed to make quick decision on scrapping aged reactors
The government called on Friday for utilities to swiftly decide whether to scrap aging reactors that would be particularly vulnerable in the event of a natural disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 10, 2014
Hokkaido Electric to execute second price hike in November
Hokkaido Electric Power Co. will raise electricity prices for households on Nov. 1, the industry ministry said Friday, as rising fossil fuel costs weigh on the utility's earnings following the loss of nuclear power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2014
Six running for governor of Fukushima
Six running for governor of Fukushima: Campaigning kicks off for the Fukushima gubernatorial election with disaster recovery and reactor deinstallation topping the agenda of all six candidates.
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2014
Japan needs a national debate on nuclear risks, ex-U.S. regulator says
Japan needs to hold a national debate on what nuclear power-related risks are acceptable before it restarts reactors idled after the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, a former top official with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / LIVES ON THE LINE
Oct 9, 2014
The unsung hero of the meltdowns
This is the last in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN / LIVES ON THE LINE
Oct 9, 2014
How a pregnant Fukushima plant official remained at her station as the disaster unfolded
This is the 15th in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.
BUSINESS
Oct 8, 2014
EU regulators approve U.K. nuclear plant project with EDF
European Union regulators have approved Britain's proposed £16 billion ($25.7 billion) nuclear power station to be built by French utility EDF, two sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 7, 2014
Tragic wake-up call as Abe pushes reactor restarts
The tragic eruption at Mount Ontake is a timely reminder that Japan is more blessed than cursed when it comes to natural resources. It possesses an enviable mix of water, wind and, most importantly, geothermal resources to fulfill its energy needs. It still has a chance to change course from the risky nuclear-energy road.
JAPAN
Oct 3, 2014
New radiation scrubber begins cleaning water at Fukushima plant
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Thursday powered up an additional water treatment facility to scrub contamination from the massive quantities of radioactive water stored there.
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2014
Nuclear energy industry needs 'major change' in safety: atomic think tank chief
Japan's utilities need a "major change" in their attitude toward nuclear safety in light of the Fukushima disaster, the head of Japan's new nuclear think tank said.
WORLD
Oct 1, 2014
Leak may sideline New Mexico nuclear waste site for five years
It may be five years before a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico closed by a radiation leak is fully operational again, and the facility will need at least $240 million to pay for the initial recovery, a U.S. Energy Department official said on Tuesday.
EDITORIALS
Sep 25, 2014
Safety net for nuclear power
A new system being considered by the government to guarantee a certain price for electricity generated by nuclear reactors — even after the retail sale of power is deregulated — would amount to the subsidization of nuclear energy by consumers.
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2014
New industry minister vows to overcome nuclear crisis as Fukushima governor urges intervention
Industry minister Yuko Obuchi visited Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday and vowed efforts to overcome the crisis at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2014
NRA loses sole quake expert in mandatory reshuffle
The seismologist credited with ensuring the Nuclear Regulation Authority got off to a rigorous start by adhering to new safety checks after 3/11 leaves its decision-making panel.
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2014
Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning
A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday, but no tsunami alert was issued.

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