Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA)

Nuclear workers are essential to nuclear safety. Tell our leaders to protect them via Nuclear Information and Resource Service

When we think about frontline or essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we often think of doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, bus drivers, and others who perform critical services and can’t work from home. But there are some frontline workers that … Continue reading

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Shikoku Electric again ordered to halt Ikata nuclear reactor over volcano risk via The Japan Times

The Hiroshima High Court on Friday revoked a lower court decision and ordered Shikoku Electric Power Co. to suspend its only operable nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture because its preparations for a potential eruption of Mount Aso are inadequate. […] … Continue reading

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Monju reactor set for decommissioning lacks sodium removal method via The Mainichi

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has revealed that the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, which is set to be decommissioned, was designed without any consideration of ever having to remove liquid sodium from inside the … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear watchdog says two reactors at Tepco’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa to stay idle — for now via The Japan Times

The country’s atomic watchdog held off certifying the safety of two idle reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture on Wednesday, citing a lack of debate on specific safety measures taken. The Nuclear … Continue reading

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NRA dismisses former expert member’s Oi plant warning via The Asahi Shimbun

The nation’s nuclear watchdog has dismissed the suggestion by seismologist Kunihiko Shimazaki that the maximum impact of a projected earthquake on the Oi nuclear plant could have been underestimated and should be reviewed. The Nuclear Regulation Authority concluded on July … Continue reading

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Abenomics needs a reboot rather than nuclear restarts via Japan Focus

Andrew DeWitt A June 2 article in Bloomberg by the deservedly respected University of California at San Diego Professor of Japanese Business, Ulrike Schaede, makes the argument that Abenomics requires nuclear restarts in order to work.1 Professor Schaede presents an … Continue reading

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