Tag Archives: Mihama

Kepco restarts Takahama No. 4 reactor amid anti-nuclear protest via Japan Times

OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 4 reactor was restarted Wednesday just over 14 months after it was forced to shut down, bringing to four the number of reactors currently operating in Japan. […] Kepco officials reported no … 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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Kepco may scrap two aging reactors over upgrade costs via The Japan Times

OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co., the operator of the Mihama nuclear power plant in western Japan, is mulling scrapping two aging reactors at the complex, as it may be too costly to upgrade equipment to meet new standards imposed … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Lawmakers Rank the Safety of Japan’s 50 Reactors via The Wall Street Journal

In a country as small, crowded and earthquake-prone as Japan, vetting nuclear reactors for safety is key — as the March 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi showed. Japan is the only economy, besides Taiwan, that has so many nuclear plants … Continue reading

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NISA to let reactor run beyond 40 years via The Japan Times

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency plans to conclude that the Mihama nuclear power plant’s No. 2 reactor in Fukui Prefecture is safe enough to operate beyond 40 years, the period of operation that requires safety assessments, sources said Wednesday. … 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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