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Nuclear plant cooling system stops working for 8 hours via NHK World-Japan

[…] Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited reported the problem at a plant compound in Rokkasho Village on Sunday. It says the glitch poses no threat to the environment. The operator says one of the tanks storing radioactive waste lost its cooling … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Ikata ruling a warning against optimism over nuke safety risks via The Asahi Shimbun

[…] In issuing an injunction to stop the operations of the reactor, the court said Shikoku Electric Power Co. has not taken proper measures to secure the safety of the reactor given the possibility of an active fault running close … Continue reading

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Nuclear safety costs in Japan surge to staggering heights via Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear plant operators face ballooning costs for meeting safety requirements imposed six years ago, potentially throwing a wrench into the government’s policy of promoting the atom as a low-cost, reliable energy source. The estimated total cost of bringing … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant operators must pay price for missing deadline via The Asahi Shimbun

Recent announcements by three electric utilities that they will miss the deadline for taking legally required anti-terrorism measures for their nuclear power plants raises serious questions about their commitment to nuclear safety. Kansai Electric Power Co., Kyushu Electric Power Co. … Continue reading

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Duxbury: New Safety Guidelines for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant? via WATD

[…]Duxbury Town Manager Rene Read said the Nuclear Advisory Committee has the support from the Board of Selectmen. “Members of the Nuclear Advisory Committee will be going to the State House to report to the full committee that the Board … Continue reading

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Estimates to ensure nuclear plant safety soar past 2 trillion yen at 11 utilities via The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s 11 utilities plan to spend at least 2.4 trillion yen ($19.69 billion) to improve the safety of their nuclear plants, 1.5 times higher than an estimate made 18 months ago, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed. Some of the companies … Continue reading

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Boxer: Nuclear regulators haven’t learned from Fukushima via The Hill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) accused the body responsible for nuclear energy safety of ignoring recommendations that sprung from 2011’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear meltdown. In the 10th hearing she has held on the disaster caused by an earthquake and tsunami, Boxer, … Continue reading

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