Kepco brings No. 3 reactor at Fukui plant back online

National Mar 14, 2018

Kepco brings No. 3 reactor at Fukui plant back online

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Wednesday restarted a reactor at its Oi plant on the Sea of Japan coast, located close to two other units already online, amid lingering safety concerns following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. It is the first time that multiple nuclear reactors ...

Watchdog's safety clearance for Tepco reactors irks Fukushima victims

National Oct 4, 2017

Watchdog's safety clearance for Tepco reactors irks Fukushima victims

Two nuclear reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. cleared the safety review of Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, drawing fierce criticism from residents who remain displaced more than six years after the nuclear crisis at the utility's Fukushima complex. The government safety ...

Town mayor gives nod to restarting reactor in western Japan

National Oct 22, 2015

Town mayor gives nod to restarting reactor in western Japan

A town mayor in western Japan gave approval Thursday to restart a nuclear reactor in the area, bringing closer the resumption of the third reactor in Japan under tougher safety rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. "I will accept the resumption," Ikata Mayor Kazuhiko ...