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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2019
Hitachi pulls plug on U.K. plant due to investment shortfall, in latest blow for Japan's nuclear export ambitions
The Hitachi Ltd. board decided Thursday to suspend a plan to build two nuclear reactors in the U.K. after facing difficulties in finding investors to help finance the ¥3 trillion ($27.5 billion) project.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 20, 2018
U.S. lawmakers seek oversight over any Saudi nuclear power deal
Lawmakers from both U.S. parties introduced legislation on Wednesday to give Congress more say in any deal on civil nuclear power cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2018
Hitachi may freeze British nuclear project due to swelling costs
Hitachi Ltd. is considering freezing its plan to build nuclear reactors in Wales after facing difficulties in finding investors to finance the project's ballooning costs, sources close to the matter said Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 13, 2018
Hitachi and Switzerland's ABB confirm talks on potential power grid deal
The move would boost Hitachi's position in the growing power transmission and distribution sector, and help it diversify away from its nuclear plant business.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2018
Takamatsu High Court rejects calls from residents to halt Shikoku Electric's Ikata nuclear reactor
A high court Thursday rejected calls from local residents to suspend the operation of a nuclear reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s Ikata plant that was recently restarted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2018
Shikoku Electric restarts Ikata nuclear reactor following failed court challenges
Shikoku Electric Power Co. restarts the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture after a suspension of almost a year due to a high court order.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2018
Hiroshima District Court rejects local call to maintain block on restart of Ikata nuclear reactor
In line with a previous high court decision, a judge called the likelihood of a major volcanic eruption impacting the plant “very low.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 16, 2018
In Tokyo court hearing, ex-Tepco VP denies delaying measures against tsunami before Fukushima nuclear crisis
Sakae Muto said re-examining an estimate on tsunami risk was appropriate, citing what he says was the low credibility of the data used for the projection.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Oct 9, 2018
Japan continues to rely on coal-fired plants despite global criticism
Japan may be feeling the effects of global warming more than ever with the series of natural disasters that hit the archipelago this summer, but this resource-poor country is sticking with coal-fired energy production that emits more than double the carbon dioxide generated by liquid natural gas-fueled...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 5, 2018
U.S. indicts seven Russians in hacking of nuclear firm Westinghouse and chemical arms investigative body
The United States on Thursday charged seven Russian intelligence officers with conspiring to hack computers and steal data from the nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric Co. as well as anti-doping watchdogs, sporting federations and an international agency probing the use of chemical weapons.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 28, 2018
Court rejects plea to halt reactor at Ehime's Ikata nuclear plant
A district court on Friday rejected a plea to halt Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s planned restart of a reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2018
Hiroshima High Court signs off on restart of reactor at Shikoku Electric's Ikata nuclear power plant
The decision is an about-face after it earlier demanded the utility halt a unit at the plant until the end of September because of volcanic activity nearby.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2018
Controversial Fukushima statue of child in radiation suit now being removed
The city of Fukushima began removing a statue of a child clad in a protective suit Tuesday following criticism that it could mislead the public into believing that local residents, affected by the 2011 nuclear crisis, need to wear such gear.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2018
Rokkasho's fuel reprocessing plant nears full NRA approval
A spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, looks set to gain approval for full operation following the completion of most of its safety review.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2018
Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after quake, reviving memories of Fukushima disaster
A nuclear power station in Hokkaido is relying on emergency backup power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island Thursday, offering a stark reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2018
Safety checks delay construction of MOX fuel plant in Aomori for third time
Construction in Aomori Prefecture of the world's first commercial reactor to operate solely on plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel will be pushed back again, the utility building the reactor announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2018
Japanese utilities ended funding for nuclear fuel reprocessing in 2016, putting MOX program in doubt
The 10 nuclear power plant operators halted the allocation of reserve funds for reprocessing costs, according to financial reports, due to the expense of building the reprocessing facilities.
BUSINESS
Aug 21, 2018
Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather after summer shutdowns
Sweden's nuclear energy regulator, SSM, has asked plant operators to produce plans in the coming months to shield their reactors from harmful hot weather, its director told Reuters on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2018
Chugoku Electric Power Co. applies for safety check of new Shimane reactor
If approved, it would be the nation's first new reactor to go into operation since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 29, 2018
Japan and Hitachi pin nuclear export hopes on U.K. project in Wales
A nuclear power plant project in Britain is giving Japan a glimmer of hope for spurring infrastructure exports, a key growth strategy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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