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Japan fears nuclear plant sits atop active geological fault via Reuters

(Reuters) – A nuclear plant in northwestern Japan may be sitting right on top of an active geological fault, the country’s nuclear watchdog has said, raising the risk that the facility may never resume power generation for fear of an … Continue reading

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Officials weigh restart of Shikoku Electric reactor via The Japan Times

Some ruling party officials are considering a plan to restart the No. 3 reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plan comes as the government finds itself facing difficulties over moves to bring … Continue reading

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Noda moves to speed up restarts via The Japan Times Online

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency on Thursday handed the Cabinet a hastily drafted set of extra safety criteria for reactor restarts the government is hoping will facilitate the process of getting Fukui Prefecture back on atomic energy. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Advisers charge reactor stress tests ignore lessons of March 11 via The Japan Times Online

The stress tests to review nuclear plant safety don’t include lessons from the Fukushima No. 1 disaster, effectively ignoring the reason for running the checks, according to two government advisers. […] Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., a maker of nuclear plant … Continue reading

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NRC briefed NISA on contingencies; Tepco in dark via The Japan Times Online

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in 2006 and 2008 received briefings from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on its contingency guideline for handling nuclear plants in case of a terrorist attack, which may have included detailed procedures to lower … Continue reading

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Fukushima Probe Highlights Nuclear Regulator via Bloomberg

When engineering professor Yotaro Hatamura took the job of heading the independent investigation into the Fukushima disaster, he said he was looking for lessons rather than culprits. He may have changed his mind. In a 507-page report published yesterday after … Continue reading

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New nuke agency to have 500 staff, ¥50 billion budget: Hosono via The Japan Times Online

The new nuclear safety agency to be launched in April under the Environment Ministry will consist of about 500 staff members and is expected to secure some ¥50 billion in the fiscal 2012 budget, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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