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Advisers charge reactor stress tests ignore lessons of March 11 via The Japan Times Online

The stress tests to review nuclear plant safety don’t include lessons from the Fukushima No. 1 disaster, effectively ignoring the reason for running the checks, according to two government advisers. […] Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., a maker of nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Europe atomic stress tests a charade via The Japan Times Online

OSAKA — Stress tests being carried out on European nuclear power plants are a political charade designed to reassure the public that the reactors are fundamentally safe, a member of the European Parliament and a prominent Bulgarian atomic expert said … Continue reading

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Niigata reactors to stay offline, governor says via The Japan Times online

Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida says he can’t allow the restart of three nuclear reactors in his prefecture even if they pass the central government’s stress tests to check their survivability in extreme disasters. Noting that the central government still hasn’t … Continue reading

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