Tag Archives: the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)

Cs-134/137 measured from Tokyo tap-water via Fukushima Diary

According to MHLH (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), Cs-134/137 has been detected from tap-water of Tokyo since October of 2014. The data is from October 2014 to March 2015. The newer result hasn’t been announced yet. The sample was … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart via Reuters

The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. The … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano via Reuters

[…] The possibility of a significant eruption of Sakurajima, located about 50 km (30 miles) from Sendai, is a reminder of the volatile geology of Japan, which has 110 active volcanoes. “We are not currently taking any particular response,” Kyushu … Continue reading

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Sendai N-Reactor Could Restart on Aug. 10 to End Japan’s N-Free Period via Jiji Press

   Kagoshima, July 31 (Jiji Press)–Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> notified the Nuclear Regulation Authority of a plan to restart the No. 1 reactor of its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, as early as Aug. 10, ending … Continue reading

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Fukushima leak ‘could cause hydrogen explosion’ at nuclear plant via The Telegraph

Warnings of risk of hydrogen explosion due to build up of gases in containers leaking radioactive water at Japan’s disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant Leaking containers at Japan’s embattled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of possible hydrogen explosions, … Continue reading

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Legal fallout via The Economist

THE world’s biggest nuclear power plant runs along nearly 4 kilometres (2½ miles) of the coast of the Sea of Japan. At full pelt it generates enough electricity to supply 2.7m households. But the seven reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa complex … Continue reading

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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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More errors with Monju nuclear reactor maintenance found via Mainichi

Several more maintenance problems have been discovered at the Monju fast-breeder reactor facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, which has been banned from operation following the discovery of over 10,000 cases of maintenance errors in 2013, it has been learned. The … Continue reading

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Editorial: Moves to reconstruct nuclear power plants unacceptable via Mainichi

[…] Legal revisions that came into effect after the Fukushima disaster have put a 40-year cap on the operational life of nuclear reactors. If no extension was allowed, the power generation capacity at nuclear plants across the country will be … Continue reading

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New method for contaminated water may be failing via NHK World News

Tokyo Electric Power Company has indicated that a new method aimed at tackling a large volume of highly radioactive wastewater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not been entirely successful. TEPCO gave a progress report on its work … Continue reading

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