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Watchdog halts Tsuruga nuclear safety assessment after data tampering via Japan Today

TOKYO–Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it will pause its safety assessment of a central Japan reactor in response to the operator having tampered with key geological data related to a fault underneath the facility, putting in doubt its restart after … Continue reading

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Fault beneath Tsuruga nuclear reactor is active, watchdog panel reaffirms via The Japan Times

A reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear station is sitting right above an active fault, a panel of experts under Japan’s nuclear regulator has reaffirmed — a move that could force the operator to shut the unit for good. After the … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped nuclear power company secretly donates 1.54 billion yen to city via The Asahi Shimbun

Japan Atomic Power Co., struggling financially while its nuclear reactors remain offline, still donated 1.54 billion yen ($13.7 million) to a city government and asked that the funds be kept secret, officials said Nov. 1. The money used for the … Continue reading

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Quake fears rise at Japan’s reactors via Nature

Commissioners say that geological faults make some reactors too dangerous to restart. Plans to restart some of Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors, which have been idle since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in March 2011, have hit an obstacle — and his … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Lawmakers Rank the Safety of Japan’s 50 Reactors via The Wall Street Journal

In a country as small, crowded and earthquake-prone as Japan, vetting nuclear reactors for safety is key — as the March 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi showed. Japan is the only economy, besides Taiwan, that has so many nuclear plants … Continue reading

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Japan fears nuclear plant sits atop active geological fault via Reuters

(Reuters) – A nuclear plant in northwestern Japan may be sitting right on top of an active geological fault, the country’s nuclear watchdog has said, raising the risk that the facility may never resume power generation for fear of an … Continue reading

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Fukui nuclear panel members took utility-linked grants via The Asahi Shimbun

Several members of a panel expected to be key in the restart of nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture have accepted 14.9 million yen ($180,000) in research grants from an organization linked to the plant operator as well as an electric … Continue reading

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