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EDITORIAL: Takahama reactor restart raises fresh nuclear safety concerns via Asahi Shimbun

January 28, 2016 The No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, is set to restart on Jan. 29. It will be the third nuclear reactor to be brought back online under … Continue reading

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Nuclear Reactors in Japan Remain Closed by Judge’s Order via The New York Times

TOKYO — Fukui Prefecture, with 13 commercial nuclear reactors clustered along a short, rugged coastline, has earned the area a reputation as a political stronghold for the atomic power industry. Nuclear-friendly politicians dominate most of Fukui’s government offices, and the … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Court ruling on Oi nuclear plant should be accepted via The Asahi Shimbun

The catastrophic accident three years ago revealed “the true nature of risks inherent in nuclear power technology and the scale of damage” that a serious nuclear accident can cause, Higuchi said. “If the court avoided making a judgment on whether … Continue reading

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Japan Regulators May Deny Active Fault under Oi N-Plant via Jiji Press

Tokyo, Aug. 19 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority may accept Kansai Electric Power Co.’s view that the so-called F-6 crush zone under its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture is not an active fault, a senior NRA official suggested on … Continue reading

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Japan Atomic Power posts record profits with all its reactors offline via Asahi Shimbun

Japan Atomic Power Co. posted record net profits for the first half of the current fiscal year, despite all of its reactors being taken offline following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The company, which supplies five regional electric utilities with … Continue reading

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Kyoto governor demands reactor safety guarantee via The Japan Times Online

KYOTO — Opposition in the Kansai region to restarting reactors 3 and 4 at the nuclear plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, continued to build Thursday, with Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada telling the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency that he isn’t … Continue reading

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Kansai Electric estimates 200 bil. yen required for nuclear plant safety via The Mainichi Daily News

FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) — Kansai Electric Power Co. estimates that around 200 billion yen will be required to protect its nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture from major natural disasters, utility officials said Monday. The estimate, which is up from … Continue reading

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Kansai Electric seeks approval to run four-decade-old reactor via The Japan Times Online

FUKUI — Kansai Electric Power Co. on Friday asked the government to approve its operation of an atomic reactor that is nearly 40 years old, after public confidence was lost in older reactors amid the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Whether the … Continue reading

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