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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up via Channel News

TOKYO: The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan’s nuclear regulator said in an interview … Continue reading

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2017 Lower House Election / Parties debate whether, when to bring N-plants back online via The Japan News

The Yomiuri Shimbun How should the stable supply of electricity, which underpins people’s daily lives, be maintained? The pros and cons of utilizing nuclear power generation have become a major focal point in the coming House of Representatives election. The … Continue reading

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

[…] Kepco officials reported no problems during Wednesday’s final preparation to fire up the No. 4 reactor in Fukui Prefecture, which had been idle since a restart attempt was aborted in February last year when an alarm went off due … Continue reading

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Electric Stoves, Heaters Key for Japan’s Nuclear Utility via Bloomberg

The first Japanese utility to restart a nuclear reactor under post-Fukushima rules has restarted a campaign urging users to increase power consumption discontinued after the unprecedented triple meltdown in March 2011. Kyushu Electric Power Co., which expects at least two … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Nuclear power proponents still scoffing at public safety concerns via The Asahi Shimbun

An Otsu District Court injunction has suspended operations of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, one of which was online. Again, the significance of that development should be taken to heart. Proponents … Continue reading

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Survey: Nearly half of local government leaders want a say in restarting nuclear reactors via Asahi Shimbun

Nearly half of all heads of prefectures and municipalities near nuclear power plants say plant operators should be required to obtain their consent before restarting reactors, according to an Asahi Shimbun survey. The figure reflects growing calls by local governments … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear reactors near active volcano called unsafe via The Stars and Stripes

TOKYO — A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators’ conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible. A cauldron eruption at one of several volcanos … Continue reading

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Japanese Governor Says It’s Too Soon To Restart Nuclear Reactors After Fukushima via Huffington Post

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident. … Continue reading

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Grid restrictions could slow Japan’s solar revolution via pv magazine

Despite having grown by more than 7 GW in 2013 and on course to top 8 GW of new capacity this year, Japan’s solar revolution could be derailed as leading utilities begin suspending grid applications for new solar projects. The … Continue reading

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Tohoku Electric seeks reactor restart; praise, anger expressed over NRA changes via Asahi Shimbun

Tohoku Electric Power Co. on June 10 applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for safety screenings to restart a reactor that might lie directly above an active fault. The application for the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture was … Continue reading

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