National Oct 6, 2016

Kyushu Electric begins inspection of Kagoshima reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Thursday started a scheduled three month-long inspection of a reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Kagoshima Prefecture. The checkup requires suspending the reactor's operation and leaves only two reactors active in Japan — reactor 2 at the Sendai ...

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, ...

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 ...