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Kyushu Electric Restarts First Reactor Since Fukushima Nuclear Calamity via Bloomberg

Kyushu Electric Power Co. started a reactor at one of its nuclear plants, the first unit to come online since the Fukushima crisis eight months ago, the worst atomic catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986. Kyushu Electric started the 1,180-megawatt No. … Continue reading

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Radiation 47 times higher than criteria detected from nuclear waste via The Mainichi Daily News

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) — Radiation dosages 47 times higher than acceptance levels have been detected from vitrified radioactive waste at a storage facility in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday. Up to 190 becquerels of both beta and … Continue reading

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Cooling Problem Shuts Nuclear Reactor in Japan via The New York Times

TOKYO — In a fresh blow to public confidence, a reactor in southern Japan went into automatic shutdown on Tuesday because of problems with its cooling system, clouding the outlook for an imminent restart of the country’s idled nuclear plants. … Continue reading

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Scandal Taints Japan Nuclear Sector via The Wall Street Journal

SAGA, Japan—The Fukushima Daiichi accident was a big setback for nuclear power in Japan. But the industry’s hamfisted efforts to maintain support in the aftermath of that disaster may have an even bigger impact in eroding the public’s confidence in … Continue reading

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Enough with nuclear deception via The Japan Times online

Kyushu Electric Power Co. last Wednesday admitted there was an orchestrated effort to send a broadcaster a large number of emails in support of restarting the Nos. 2 and 3 reactors of its Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in Saga Prefecture. … Continue reading

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Insider blew whistle on Kyushu Electric TV stunt via The Japan Times online

Kyodo A scandal in which Kyushu Electric Power Co. tried to make local residents appear supportive of restarting the utility’s nuclear reactors by having staff send emails during a ministry-sponsored event was brought to light by an in-house whistle-blower, a … Continue reading

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