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In Era of Aging Reactors, Nuclear Industry’s Push for Deregulation Sparks Warning of ‘Collision Course’ With Disaster via Common Dreams

Independent watchdogs are raising alarm about the nuclear power industry’s ongoing efforts to convince federal regulators to scale back safety inspections and limit what “lower-level” issues are reported to the public. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)—an agency dominated by President … Continue reading

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Fukushima Bill via Asia Times

By Shaun Burnie Six years after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident three global nuclear corporations are fighting for their very survival. The bankruptcy filing by Westinghouse Electric Co. and its parent company Toshiba Corp. preparing to post losses of ¥1 trillion … Continue reading

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Tepco to remain a ward of the state for at least 3 more years via Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will likely remain under government control for at least three more years as cleanup costs for a 2011 nuclear meltdown continue to weigh on the Fukushima plant operator’s finances. […] The state injected 1 … Continue reading

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Nuke industry amalgamation mulled via The Japan Times

The government is discussing a radical overhaul of the nuclear power sector that would combine the nation’s 50 operating reactors into a single company to rebuild an industry that’s been effectively halted by the Fukushima disaster that started in March … Continue reading

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Green Shoot: Abenomics and the 3rd Arrow via Japan Focus

By Andrew DeWitt This article describes the impressive, resilience-targeted greening of Japan, evident in nationwide deployments of renewable energy, radical efficiency, and other core aspects of sustainability. These developments are already underway, and include public- and private-sector actors as well … Continue reading

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Japan eyes electricity deregulation to boost competition via The Asahi Shimbun (Reuters)

Japan should overhaul its power sector, dominated by regional monopolies, to promote competition and a stable power supply, according to a draft proposal issued on July 13 by a panel of experts set up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The … Continue reading

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