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Safety checks delay construction of MOX fuel plant in Aomori for third time via The Japan Times

[…] Electric Power Development Co. had been planning to begin construction of major facilities at the Oma nuclear power plant in the prefecture during the latter half of this year, but told the Oma Municipal Assembly on Tuesday it has … Continue reading

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Hokkaido city files lawsuit to stop nuclear plant construction in Aomori via Mainichi

The Hakodate Municipal Government on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido filed a lawsuit on April 3 against the state and a utility firm to freeze construction of a nuclear power plant in neighboring Aomori Prefecture. The lawsuit was filed … Continue reading

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Toshiba developing small N-reactor / Reactor to be used to mine oil sands in Canada; initial operation by 2020 eyed via Daily Yomiuri Online

Toshiba Corp. has been developing a small nuclear reactor for mining oil sands at the request of a firm engaged in such mining projects in Alberta Province, Canada, and aims to begin operating the reactor by 2020, it has been … Continue reading

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Behind the no-nuclear option via The Japan Times

The triple-meltdown crisis that began last year at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant jarred the public out of its complacent attitude toward nuclear power and every other assurance made by the government and Japan Inc. Suddenly, thousands of people … Continue reading

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Doubts cast over Japan nuclear phase-out via The Financial Times

It has only been a month since Japan declared that it would close down its nuclear industry by the end of the 2030s, but already a contentious plan to complete several partially built reactors is sowing doubts about the government’s … Continue reading

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