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Kyushu Electric to scrap No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant due to cost of safety upgrades at aging site via The Japan Times

[…] The utility abandoned a plan to restart the unit, which has an output of 559 megawatts, in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing the safety of the reactor that is already near the end of its … Continue reading

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Fearing blackouts, Kyushu Electric asks solar power generators to suspend generation via Japan Times

FUKUOKA – Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Saturday asked solar power operators in its service area to suspend the generation of electricity to prevent oversupply and potential large-scale blackouts. It’s the first request of its kind in Japan in an area … Continue reading

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Electric Stoves, Heaters Key for Japan’s Nuclear Utility via Bloomberg

The first Japanese utility to restart a nuclear reactor under post-Fukushima rules has restarted a campaign urging users to increase power consumption discontinued after the unprecedented triple meltdown in March 2011. Kyushu Electric Power Co., which expects at least two … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano via Reuters

[…] The possibility of a significant eruption of Sakurajima, located about 50 km (30 miles) from Sendai, is a reminder of the volatile geology of Japan, which has 110 active volcanoes. “We are not currently taking any particular response,” Kyushu … Continue reading

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Japan to restart nuclear reactors via The Guardian

Nuclear watchdog gives go-ahead to switch two reactors back on but Shinzo Abe faces uphill battle to win over sceptical public Japan‘s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to … 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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