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As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm via Reuters

Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – The head of a major inquiry into Japan’s nuclear disaster and a former senior Cabinet adviser have sounded alarm over plans this week to restart a 44-year old reactor, saying the industry and … Continue reading

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TABLE-Japan nuclear reactor operations: Kansai Electric restarts Ohi No. 4 reactor via Reuters

TOKYO, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co Inc has restarted the No. 4 reactor at its Ohi nuclear plant in western Japan after completing scheduled maintenance and refuelling, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The utility began booting … Continue reading

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Kansai Electric to halt 2 reactors after missing antiterror deadline via The Mainichi

OSAKA (Kyodo) — Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will suspend operations at two nuclear reactors after missing the industry regulator’s deadline to build counterterrorism facilities. […] The Nuclear Regulation Authority had told Kansai Electric it must suspend operations … Continue reading

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Spent MOX nuclear fuel removal starts, 2nd case in Japan via The Mainichi

TSURUGA, Japan (Kyodo) — Operations have started to remove a rare type of spent fuel made of plutonium-uranium mixed oxide from a nuclear reactor in central Japan, its operator Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday. The removal of MOX fuel … Continue reading

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Japan court rules against operating restarted Takahama reactors via The Mainichi

OTSU, Japan (Kyodo) — A Japanese district court on Wednesday ordered Kansai Electric Power Co. not to operate its two reactivated nuclear reactors, delivering a blow to the government’s push for nuclear power under new safety requirements introduced after the … Continue reading

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Nuclear reactor in Japan leaking radioactive water amid nationwide restart via RT

A nuclear power station in Japan is leaking, this time the Takahama plant, about 380km west of Tokyo. The radioactive water leak comes amid a nationwide push to restart reactors after the catastrophic meltdown at Fukushima five years ago. The … Continue reading

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Kansai Electric seeks to operate aging reactor beyond 40-year limit via Japan Today

OSAKA — Kansai Electric Power Co has applied to the nuclear regulatory body for permission to operate a reactor in western Japan beyond the government-mandated 40-year service period. The power company asked the Nuclear Regulation Authority for approval to continue … Continue reading

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