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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, ...

National Oct 14, 2015

Kyushu utility set to restart second nuclear reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will restart the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant on Thursday, the second unit to resume operations after dozens of reactors were shut following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan has been inching back towards nuclear energy, turning ...

Editorials Sep 14, 2015

End the nuclear 'safety myth'

The International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on the Fukushima disaster provides a stark lesson on the need to avoid slipping into the same old "safety myth" surrounding nuclear power.

National Sep 11, 2015

Kyushu Electric begins fueling second Sendai reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Friday it was loading fuel into the second reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant, bringing it a step closer to a planned mid-October restart. The No. 2 reactor at the two-unit plant will be the second nationwide to secure ...