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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN / LIVES ON THE LINE
Sep 10, 2014
Hydrogen explosion left Fukushima No. 1 workers sure they would die
Fourth in a series: Ground Self-Defense Force member Yuichi Sato was on a firetruck heading for the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant the day after it had been decimated by the March 11, 2011, tsunami — without being notified what his mission was.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2014
Kepco may scrap two aging reactors over upgrade costs
Kansai Electric might scrap two 40-year-old reactors at the Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui because it can't afford the safety upgrades.
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 5, 2014
IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be operating
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 5, 2014
IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2014
NRA's final ruling on fault to force scrapping of Tsuruga reactor
A panel convened by the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Thursday its opinion that a fault beneath a reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear power plant is active has not been swayed by the additional data provided by its manager.
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2014
Fukui holds nuke disaster drill under revised evacuation plan
Fukui Prefecture will conduct a nuclear disaster drill on Sunday that involves evacuating areas that lie within 30 km of a nuclear power plant.
JAPAN
Aug 27, 2014
Fukushima nuclear crisis estimated to cost ¥11 trillion: study
The Fukushima nuclear accident will cost an estimated ¥11.08 trillion, almost double the government projection made at the end of 2011, according to a recent study by Japanese college professors.
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2014
Two Belgian nuclear reactors may be closed permanently
Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported on Tuesday.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Aug 16, 2014
Kepco: the monstrous 500-pound gorilla of Kansai
Last month, Chimori Naito, a 91-year-old former vice president at Kansai Electric Power Co., admitted what was hardly a secret but which put the utility under intense media scrutiny.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 16, 2014
Power play: the debate over renewable energy
On Aug. 26, 2011, the same day that Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned after widespread criticism of his handling of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, the Diet passed legislation that created a new feed-in...
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 31, 2014
Abe undermining rule of law
Recent decisions involving security and nuclear power policies demonstrate that Japan's leaders appear to believe that rules were made to be reinterpreted.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jul 30, 2014
Fukushima disaster colors A-bomb anniversaries
Over the past three years, the atomic bombing anniversaries in August have increasingly become a time to ask new questions.
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2014
Government offers ¥230 billion over 30 years if Fukushima temporarily stores radioactive soil: NHK
The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 years if the prefecture hosts temporary storage facilities for soil tainted by radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster, NHK reported Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Jul 20, 2014
Godzilla's message still relevant
Ahead of the first run of the latest, Hollywood-produced version of 'Godzilla,' the digitally remastered edition of the original 1954 movie has been making the rounds at theaters across the country to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the pop culture icon. After some 30 sequels, Godzilla's message remains relevant today.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 23, 2014
India expands uranium enrichment
India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defense research group says, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2014
Nuclear utilities faulted for scant data
The government has released an annual energy report that urges a return to nuclear power, arguing it would cut energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions.
EDITORIALS
Jun 4, 2014
The NRA doesn't need a 'yes man'
Public trust in the NRA could be lost if its neutrality is in doubt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 30, 2014
Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch
The industrial heartland in western Japan is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer in the absence of nuclear power.
JAPAN
May 28, 2014
Shimane strikes evacuation deal with neighbors
The Shimane Prefectural Government on Wednesday agreed with two neighboring prefectures to cooperate on the evacuation of residents in the event of a nuclear accident in the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2014
Bid to stop Oi reactor restarts fails
The Osaka High Court rejected an appeal Friday by Kansai-area citizens who were seeking an injunction to prevent the restart of the Oi No. 3 and 4 reactors in Fukui Prefecture.

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