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Japan Earthquake Expert Says Nuclear Watchdog Ignoring Risk via Bloomberg

Japan’s nuclear regulator ignored earthquake risk and its own rules in approving the safety of a nuclear power plant on the western island of Kyushu, said Kobe University professor and seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi. Ishibashi, well-known in Japan for books and … Continue reading

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Japan aims to restart nuclear reactor in June -sources via Reuters

* PM Abe has been pushing for nuclear restarts * Would be boost for struggling utilities * But controversial as most Japanese oppose nuclear power By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Japan’s government is aiming to restart a … Continue reading

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Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors via The Guardian

Legislators in Satsumasendai agree to restart Sendai plant, first move in country since Fukushima earthquake disaster of 2011 Japan has moved closer to a return to nuclear power, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, after a town in … Continue reading

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[video] Ioyama volcano raises fears Japan’s Sendai nuclear power facility may be at risk via News.com.au

FIRST it was an earthquake. Then it was a tsunami. Now Japan fears another nuclear disaster — this time because of a stirring volcano. The Japan Times has reported a sleeping volcano next to its already damaged Sendai nuclear power … Continue reading

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Japan pitches nuclear restart in tightly controlled townhalls via Reuters

(Reuters) – As part of a plan to restart its nuclear industry, Japan on Thursday began a controversial consultation process with local residents near idled reactors that was criticized for failing to give everyone in the region a say. More … Continue reading

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Japan to restart nuclear reactors via The Guardian

Nuclear watchdog gives go-ahead to switch two reactors back on but Shinzo Abe faces uphill battle to win over sceptical public Japan‘s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to … Continue reading

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Questions remain over how to handle huge volcanic eruptions near nuclear plants via The Mainichi

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)’s expert panel on Sept. 2 released the “draft of basic views” designed to help prepare for huge volcanic eruptions around nuclear power plants in Japan. […] Nevertheless, Setsuya Nakada, professor at the University of Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Nuclear power in Japan Flicking the switch via The Economist

Restarting nuclear plants is unpopular but crucial for Shinzo Abe WHEN he was a student in Satsumasendai, Ryuichi Somekawa was taken on trips to the nuclear-power museum next door to the reactors of the Sendai plant. The museum, which is … Continue reading

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The Real Risks at Sendai via Simply Info

The Sendai nuclear power plant located in Kagoshima Japan has been selected as the one Japanese authorities would focus on attempting to approve for restart. Sendai includes two PWR type reactors. Intakes reside at: 5ft above sea level Intake pump buildings … Continue reading

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Pro-Nuclear Governor in Japan Wins Re-election by Wide Margin via The Wall Street Journal

SATSUMA-SENDAI, Japan—A Japanese governor who supports the restart of a nuclear plant in southern Kagoshima prefecture won a new term by a landslide on Sunday in a closely watched election following Japan’s resumption of operations at its first—and so far … Continue reading

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