Mar 7, 2017

Mayor gives OK to restart two Genkai reactors

A Saga Prefecture mayor approved a plan Tuesday to restart two nuclear reactors in his town, a step toward the resumption of the nation's third atomic power plant since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. "While taking the assembly's approval seriously, I decided to accept the government's ...

Nuclear-power advocate elected Ikata mayor in landslide

Oct 3, 2016

Nuclear-power advocate elected Ikata mayor in landslide

An advocate of atomic power plants has steamrolled his anti-nuclear rival in the Ikata, Ehime Prefecture, mayoral election, garnering more than seven times as many votes as his opponent. Sunday's election followed the resignation of the former mayor, who had backed the recent restart of ...

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Sep 5, 2016

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Monday rejected a request by Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono to immediately suspend operations of two reactors at its Sendai nuclear plant. In a meeting at the prefectural government office, Kyushu Electric President Michiaki Uriu handed the governor a written response ...