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EDITORIAL: Ikata ruling a warning against optimism over nuke safety risks via The Asahi Shimbun

[…] In issuing an injunction to stop the operations of the reactor, the court said Shikoku Electric Power Co. has not taken proper measures to secure the safety of the reactor given the possibility of an active fault running close … Continue reading

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Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano via The San Luis Obispo Tribune

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO  A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption. The injunction ordered … Continue reading

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Ikata reactor to be decommissioned via NHK World

Shikoku Electric Power Company has decided to decommission an aging nuclear reactor at its Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, citing huge maintenance costs. The company made the decision at a meeting of its executive board on Friday. The … Continue reading

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Warily Leading Japan’s Nuclear Reawakening via The New York Times

By Martin Fackler IKATA, Japan — To power his plans for Japan’s economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could soon return his nation to nuclear power for the first time since the Fukushima accident three years ago. But before he … Continue reading

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Fukushima evacuees criticize plans to restart nuclear reactors via The Mainichi

IYO, Ehime — Evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster who now live near nuclear reactors targeted for restart by power companies are uneasy and critical about power companies’ plans to restart nuclear reactors. “They can’t say 100 percent that a … Continue reading

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Officials weigh restart of Shikoku Electric reactor via The Japan Times

Some ruling party officials are considering a plan to restart the No. 3 reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plan comes as the government finds itself facing difficulties over moves to bring … Continue reading

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