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Why was the Sendai nuclear power plant restarted? via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Two of Japan’s reactors—Units 1 and 2 of the Kyushu Electric Power Company’s Sendai nuclear power plant—have just restarted, and Unit 1 should begin generating electricity on August 14. Like all other Japanese nuclear power plants, Sendai was shut down … Continue reading

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Kyushu Electric to load nuclear fuel into Sendai plant reactor ahead of restart via the Asahi Shimbun

Kyushu Electric Power Co. will begin loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on July 7 ahead of its planned restart in August. The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave the plant operator the … Continue reading

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Tepco seeks foreign seal of approval to restart nuclear plant via The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s invitation to the world’s top nuclear agency to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility signals the utility’s desire to win international backing to resume operations at the world’s largest atomic power plant. Kashiwazaki is Tepco’s … Continue reading

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Ehime revises Ikata nuclear plant evacuation plan via The Japan Times

OSAKA – Ehime Prefecture announced Monday revised plans for cooperating with six other prefectures in the event of an accident at its Ikata nuclear plant. The prefecture will share information and cooperate on nuclear disaster drill planning with Tokushima, Kagawa, … Continue reading

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‘Fukushima Lessons: Any Notion That Nuclear Power Is Clean Is Obsolete’ via RTs

The world must phase out nuclear power because it is absolutely not clean from the mining processing of uranium to the generation of high-level radioactive waste, Kevin Kamps for the radioactive waste watchdog Beyond Nuclear, said. 17 Apr 2015 – … Continue reading

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Japan:Thousands protest against government nuclear policy via euronews

Thousands of demonstrators surrounded Japan’s parliament building on Sunday to protest against the government’s attempt to restart some of the country’s nuclear plants. The rally comes ahead of commemorations to mark four years since the March 2011 tsunami which triggered … Continue reading

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Japan court battles could delay nuclear restarts further via Reuters

By Mari Saito and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) – The fight over restarting Japan’s nuclear industry is moving to the courts, where power companies face the risk of further delays in firing up idled reactors if judges side … Continue reading

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U.S. nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima via The News Tribune

[…] But McCormick, 55, wouldn’t have it any other way: After working at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state for 12 years, he’s helping to lead the cleanup at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which melted down in March … Continue reading

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Move to switch Japan’s nuclear reactors back on divides communities via Australian Broadcasting Corporation

SABRA LANE, PRESENTER: Four years on from one of the world’s nuclear disasters, the meltdown at Fukushima, Japan is on the verge of a historic move to switch its mothballed nuclear reactors back on. The move is deeply controversial, as … Continue reading

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Bad precedent for nuclear restarts via The Japan Times

Located in an area with a history of volcanic activity, the Sendai plant is viewed as being vulnerable to future possible eruptions. Kyushu Electric says that if an imminent eruption is predicted, it will take the nuclear fuel out of … Continue reading

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