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Shikoku Electric again ordered to halt Ikata nuclear reactor over volcano risk via The Japan Times

The Hiroshima High Court on Friday revoked a lower court decision and ordered Shikoku Electric Power Co. to suspend its only operable nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture because its preparations for a potential eruption of Mount Aso are inadequate. […] … Continue reading

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No long-term prospects in Japan for reusing, storing spent MOX fuel via The Mainichi

There are no prospects that spent mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel, made by reprocessing spent nuclear material, can be further reprocessed and reused for nuclear power generation in accordance with the Japanese government’s energy policy. Storing such fuel for a long period … Continue reading

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Japan needs more nuclear plants, says Keidanren chair via The Asahi Shimbun

IKATA, Ehime Prefecture–Japan may need to expand existing nuclear power plants or build new ones as it will rely on nuclear power generation in the future, according to Sadayuki Sakakibara, chair of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). […] “As an important … Continue reading

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Japan reactor restarts, despite protests, boosting Tokyo’s nuclear push via ABC

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents, in a boost for Tokyo’s faltering post-Fukushima push to bring back atomic power. Operator Shikoku Electric Power said it switched on the No 3 reactor at its … Continue reading

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Residents to file petition for Ikata plant injunction following Kumamoto quake via The Mainichi

MATSUYAMA — A group of plaintiffs suing Shikoku Electric Power Co. to stop the operation of currently idled reactors No. 1, 2 and 3 at the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant in Ehime Prefecture is set to file a petition for … Continue reading

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