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Japan not eyeing new reactors to help reach 2050 carbon-neutral goal via Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is not considering building new nuclear power plants to help it become carbon-free by 2050, the government’s top spokesman said on Wednesday. For the world’s fifth-biggest emitter, reining in emissions from utilities that contribute about 4/5ths … Continue reading

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Suga visits disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant via The Japan times

FUKUSHIMA – Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where decommissioning work is taking place. […] Suga said during a Friday meeting on the rebuilding of the region that he will “inherit the … Continue reading

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Nuclear regulator sees no need to halt reactors despite quake concerns via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Monday the safety watchdog has no plan to halt operating nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan despite concerns about a recent wave of earthquakes hitting the neighboring region, as there … Continue reading

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Eruption or not, nuclear restart in Japan to go ahead on schedule via RT

Japan’s plans to restart the Sendai nuclear reactor won’t be affected by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Ontake, the government said. The reactor is in a separate volcanically-active area, which rose concerns for its safety after the Saturday eruption. The … Continue reading

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Yoshida interviews to stay sealed: Suga via The Japan Times

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday again refused to release a confidential record of interviews with the deceased chief of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, although he said the government might consider doing so at the family’s request. … Continue reading

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S. Korea expands ban on fish from northeastern Japan, citing radiation concerns via The Washington Post

By Chico Harlan SEOUL — South Korea on Friday banned imports of fish from a long coastal strip by Japan’s still-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in a sign of widening fears in the region about an environmental disaster that the … Continue reading

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