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New Kagoshima governor to request halt of reactors via Japan Today

New Kagoshima Gov Satoshi Mitazono, elected on an antinuclear platform, said Thursday he will request a temporary halt of reactivated nuclear reactors in the southwestern Japan prefecture, currently the only reactors operating in the country.“There are concerns over nuclear power … Continue reading

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Kyushu Elec. Falls After Vote Puts Reactor Operations in Doubt via Bloomberg

Kyushu Electric Power Co. fell after voters in the prefecture where the utility operates a nuclear reactor elected a new governor who is demanding that the company’s atomic plant be temporarily halted because of safety concerns. Fukuoka-based Kyushu Electric fell … Continue reading

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Sendai nuclear plant set to restart without off-site emergency center via Asahi Shimbun

The Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture could restart two reactors in autumn without a crucial emergency facility in place to deal with a possible nuclear accident and evacuations of host communities. The Sendai plant, operated by Kyushu Electric … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear activists ratchet up pressure to block restart of Kagoshima reactors via Asahi Shimbun

KAGOSHIMA–More than 1,000 protesters assembled before the prefectural government building here June 13 to oppose moves to restart a local nuclear power plant. If the Sendai nuclear plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, were to go back online, it would mark … Continue reading

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Japan disaster budget given to nuclear operator via AFP

TOKYO — Money set aside to help earthquake, tsunami and nuclear victims has been allocated to power companies, officials in Japan said Friday, a move that could fuel fury among people who lost their homes. About 10 billion yen ($100 … Continue reading

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Pro-Nuclear Governor in Japan Wins Re-election by Wide Margin via The Wall Street Journal

SATSUMA-SENDAI, Japan—A Japanese governor who supports the restart of a nuclear plant in southern Kagoshima prefecture won a new term by a landslide on Sunday in a closely watched election following Japan’s resumption of operations at its first—and so far … Continue reading

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