Kagoshima governor hints at dropping action to halt nuclear reactors

National Sep 9, 2016

Kagoshima governor hints at dropping action to halt nuclear reactors

Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono suggested Friday he may give up on his pursuit to have Kyushu Electric Power Co. immediately suspend the operation of two reactors at its nuclear power plant in the southwestern prefecture after the utility's president again rejected the request. "Thinking realistically, ...

Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors

National 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 ...

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

National | ANALYSIS Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

by Eric Johnston

Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi ...

Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

National Aug 19, 2016

Kagoshima governor inspects evacuation routes around Sendai nuclear plant

Kagoshima's recently elected anti-nuclear governor said Friday the prefectural government will review evacuation plans for residents near the Sendai power plant in Satsumasendai. "I found problems with the roads, evacuation drills and other things," Gov. Satoshi Mitazono told reporters during a safety tour of areas ...

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

National Jul 28, 2016

New Kagoshima governor to seek suspension of Sendai reactors

Newly elected Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono said Thursday he will seek a temporary halt on active nuclear reactors in the prefecture, currently the only ones working nationwide. "There are concerns over nuclear power plants following the Kumamoto earthquakes," Mitazono said of the April disaster. He was ...