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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 7, 2013
Explosive costs hamper U.S. effort to dispose of nuclear arms
Costs can explode like fireworks when it comes to disposing of nuclear weapons.
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2013
Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration
Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan's nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced.
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2013
Fukushima a 'blueprint' for terrorists, IAEA warns
The catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which forced the relocation of 160,000 people, may provide a new blueprint for terrorists seeking to inflict mass disruption, security analysts tell a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 2, 2013
Nuclear safety rules put onus on utilities
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on July 8 will begin enforcing new safety standards at atomic power stations, more than two years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 plant experienced three reactor core meltdowns.
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2013
Melted fuel removal at Fukushima plant seen optimistically starting in 2020
Work to remove melted fuel from the three crippled reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could start in 2020, the government and Tepco optimistically say.
EDITORIALS
Jun 28, 2013
New nuclear safety standards
Four power companies are expected to apply to restart up to 12 nuclear reactors under newly approved nuclear safety and emergency-response standards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2013
JAEA map shows early iodine fallout
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency discloses a radiation map showing how iodine-131 likely spread in the early stages of the Fukushima meltdowns, a development that could help doctors locate unsuspecting cancer victims.
EDITORIALS
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Obama rekindles nuclear dream
Japan, despite its reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, must emphasize to the U.S. that it supports international agreements to reduce nuclear arsenals.
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2013
Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2013
Rowhani victory buys time for Iran
Hassan Rowhani's presidential election win has exposed a rift among Iran's democratic forces, yet has bought Tehran time on the nuclear issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2013
NRA shows off its new crisis center
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday showed the media its new Emergency Response Center, where data will be gathered and decisions made if another Fukushima-like disaster strikes.
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2013
Act on denuclearization, then we'll talk: U.S., Japan, South tell North
Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed that North Korea should take action on denuclearization before the six-party talks on its nuclear threat can resume, a senior Japanese official said.
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
NRA eyes allowing Japan's two operating reactors to remain online through September
The two nuclear reactors currently in operation in Japan have no serious safety problems in light of new regulations taking effect in July, regulators say in a draft assessment report.
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
Abe states intention to promote nuclear power via energy market, safety reform
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has clarified his intention to promote nuclear power despite the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, pledging to make efforts to enhance safety at atomic energy facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
NRA makes new reactor safety regimen official
The Nuclear Regulation Authority officially approves new safety requirements for reactors aimed at preventing disasters like the catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2013
Kepco's MOX load to arrive June 27
The first batch of controversial MOX fuel to be sent to Japan since the Fukushima disaster is set to arrive in Fukui Prefecture on June 27.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2013
Kan hits Abe's nuclear salesmanship
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan calls Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'inhumane' and an aggressive 'salesman for Japan's nuclear village' for peddling Japan's nuclear technology overseas.
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2013
NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1
The Nuclear Regulation Authority denied Monday that the Great East Japan Earthquake damaged piping related to critical cooling equipment in the building housing reactor 1 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant before the tsunami hit.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2013
Alternatives to North Korea's denuclearization
Sooner or later North Korea must be brought back into negotiations. Some now call denuclearization a pipe dream, preferring to focus on arms control.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 15, 2013
Energy report skips nuclear phase-out
Japan's annual energy report released Friday barely refers to the fact that the previous government upheld a goal to phase out nuclear power in the 2030s, reflecting the pro-nuclear stance of the current government.

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