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 ...

Energy rivals to face eased demand

National Dec 31, 2013

Energy rivals to face eased demand

by Eric Johnston

Even as new renewable energy projects come online and changes in the law designed to increase competition and use power generated from all sources more efficiently start to come into effect this year, predictions for the nation's energy landscape show total energy consumption slightly ...