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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2016
Ikata nuclear plant's No. 3 reactor begins generating power
The Ikata nuclear plant began generating electricity Monday, ahead of its planned reconnection to the grid on Sept. 7, operator Shikoku Electric Power Co. said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2016
Shikoku MOX plant restarts amid outcry over fresh quake fears
Shikoku Electric restarts the Ikata No. 3 reactor on the narrow Sadamisaki Peninsula as protesters seek court injunctions over safety fears renewed by the quakes in Kyushu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2016
Far-reaching quakes put Ehime's atomic evacuation plans in doubt
When two earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 and 7.3 struck Kumamoto Prefecture in April, the shock was felt not only in Kumamoto but also about 170 km away, in the small town of Ikata, Ehime Prefecture, home to a nuclear power plant.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2016
In first, Tepco admits ice wall can't stop Fukushima No. 1 groundwater
The much-hyped ice wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can't stop groundwater from entering its leaky, wrecked reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric admits.
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2016
Iodine jelly to be handed out to infants living within 30 km of nuclear plants
The Cabinet Office said it will soon start distributing iodine jelly to infants living within 30 km of nuclear power plants in a bid to protect their thyroids from possible radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2016
Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of Kagoshima
Anti-nuclear advocate Satoshi Mitazono was elected governor of Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday, beating incumbent Yuichiro Ito, who agreed to the resumption of reactors at a power plant in the prefecture.
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2016
Outgoing Fukushima plant chief says long road still ahead
The crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has seen improvements over the past three years but it will continue to be a difficult project during its decades-long decommissioning, the outgoing chief of the plant said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2016
Shareholders urge Japan's utilities to end nuclear power generation
Shareholders urged nine power companies Tuesday to end nuclear power generation, reflecting safety concerns lingering since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2016
Power outage at Fukushima nuclear power plant causes machinery to shut down
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday a power outage halted some systems but that no problems were detected in the cooling of the three melted-down reactors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2016
Japanese utility begins loading fuel at reactor for late July restart
Shikoku Electric Power Co. started loading nuclear fuel Friday into a reactor at its Ikata power plant, paving the way for a scheduled restart next month.
BUSINESS
Jun 8, 2016
Washington, New Delhi agree Toshiba U.S. subsidiary will build nuclear plants
The United States and India agreed Tuesday on a plan for a U.S. subsidiary of Toshiba Corp. to build six nuclear power plants in India under a bilateral nuclear pact.
JAPAN
May 27, 2016
Monju operator will need to meet myriad safety, transparency standards: report
The next operator of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor will need to meet a range of safety and transparency standards, including appointing outside experts to help manage the project, according to a report submitted to the science minister Friday.
EDITORIALS
May 25, 2016
How long will Monju limp on?
A glance at Monju's history would leave one wondering why no decision has been made yet to decommission the troubled facility.
JAPAN
May 13, 2016
Japan's government to forgo power conservation request for first time since 2011 earthquake
The government plans to forgo requesting that power be conserved this summer for the first time since the March 2011 quake and subsequent nuclear accident that caused a major electricity shortage, government officials said Friday.
JAPAN
May 13, 2016
Tepco to put some Fukushima decommissioning work on hold during G-7 summit
The majority of decommissioning work at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be put on hold while the Group of Seven summit takes place in Shima, Mie Prefecture, on May 26 to 27, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2016
40-year-old Shikoku reactor to be sixth unit scrapped under stricter safety regimen
Shikoku Electric Power Co. on Tuesday ended operation of a nearly 40-year old nuclear reactor in western Japan, making it the sixth unit to be scrapped under stricter safety regulations introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster started.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2016
Germany looks to export reactor decommissioning technologies
Germany may become an exporter of technologies to decommission reactors in the future given the experience gained after its phasing out of nuclear energy, German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said in a recent interview with Kyodo News.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2016
Chernobyl's lessons unlearned
No post-Soviet leaders seem to have drawn the right conclusions from the Chernobyl tragedy that took place 30 years ago this week.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2016
The next nuclear disaster may be intentional
Nuclear reactors are likely terrorist targets and not enough is being done to protect them.
WORLD
Apr 27, 2016
German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses but no threat seen: operator
A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.

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