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TOKAI IBARAKI

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2023
Fixes to shoddy nuclear waste storage site to cost Japan ¥36 billion
The Tokai Reprocessing Plant was the nation's first plant that reprocessed spent fuel from nuclear reactors to recover uranium and plutonium.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2021
District court orders suspension of Tokai nuclear plant north of Tokyo
The plant, which started commercial operations in 1978, has been idle as the utility works to meet stricter regulations established after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2018
Low-level radioactive waste stored at Tokai research facility near Tokyo may leak, agency says
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that some of the low-level radioactive waste stored underground at a facility near Tokyo may leak from its containers due to inadequate disposal procedures.
EDITORIALS
Nov 9, 2018
Heed opinions of all municipalities near reactors
Restarting the Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant will be a test case for whether reactor operators can build up enough goodwill to obtain consent from not only the host municipalities but those in the surrounding area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's nuclear watchdog approves extension for tsunami-hit plant to operate beyond 40-year cap
A 5.4-meter tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011 quake left the plant without external power and incapacitated one of three emergency generators, although it managed to cool its reactor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2018
Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord
The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident.
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2018
Tsunami-hit nuclear plant near Tokyo wins formal restart approval
The Tokai No. 2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture is the first nuclear plant affected by the March 2011 disaster to clear screening by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2018
Nuclear watchdog OKs restart of aging tsunami-hit Tokai nuclear plant
Despite winning approval by the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the plant still needs to clear two more screenings by November, when it will turn 40 years old.
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2018
Removal of spent fuel from Fukui's defunct Fugen reactor delayed by nine years
The transfer of spent nuclear fuel from the Fugen converter reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, will be postponed for nine years until a new reprocessing facility can be chosen, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2018
Ibaraki nuclear plant used erroneous fuel rod data for over 40 years, utility says
For more than 40 years, Japan Atomic Power Co. used erroneous data regarding the location of nuclear fuel rods within the reactor at its Tokai No. 2 power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, the company has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2017
Tokai nuclear plant operator files request to extend operation of aging reactor
The utility operating the sole reactor at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture on Friday filed for state approval to extend the unit's operation beyond the government-mandated 40-year limit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 22, 2017
20-year extension to be sought for aging Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant
Japan Atomic Power Co. plans to file Friday an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority seeking approval for a 20-year extension to the operational life of its aging Tokai No. 2 power station in Ibaraki Prefecture, the operator said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2017
Closure of Tokai Reprocessing Plant to cost an estimated ¥800 billion: JAEA source
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency reveals that the scrapping of the Tokai Reprocessing Plant, the nation's first facility for reusing spent nuclear fuel, is expected to cost u00a5800 billion and take 70 years to complete.
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2016
Tokai nuclear fuel plant to take 70 years to decommission: JAEA
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed it will take about 70 years to fully dismantle its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture.
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2016
South Carolina governor wants U.S. to divert shipload of arms-grade plutonium from Japan
The demand by Nikki Haley has the potential to embarrass the Obama administration a week before it hosts an important summit on nuclear nonproliferation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2014
Japan Atomic Energy Agency to close nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it will close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant because it would cost too much to meet tighter safety regulations adopted following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2014
Ex-mayor of nation's nuclear birthplace comes out swinging against atomic power
The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in the nation's nuclear development expresses his opposition to the country continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source.
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2014
Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium U.S. provided during Cold War
Japan plans to return, at the request of Washington, plutonium provided by the United States for research purposes during the Cold War, government sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2014
Return arms-grade plutonium: U.S.
Washington is pressuring a reluctant Tokyo to return over 300 kg of mostly weapons-grade plutonium it let Japan experiment with during the Cold War.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 30, 2013
Spent fuel good enough for bomb, U.S. told Japan in 1977
The United States believed in 1977 that nuclear weapons could be produced from plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel at Japan's light water reactors and conveyed its view to Tokyo, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.

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