Nuclear plant in western Japan gets safety OK, edges nearer restart

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nuclear plant in western Japan gets safety OK, edges nearer restart 

TOKYO, July 15 — An idled nuclear plant owned by Shikoku Electric Power Co. obtained safety clearance from regulators Wednesday, moving it a step closer to restarting as the government seeks to revive Japan's nuclear industry that has been at a standstill following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

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Operators opt to scrap 3 old nuclear reactors at Fukui plants

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Operators opt to scrap 3 old nuclear reactors at Fukui plants 

OSAKA, March 17 — The operators of two nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture decided Tuesday to scrap three old reactors, the industry's first response to a 2013 government regulation against reactors running for over 40 years amid public safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

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Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator 

TOKYO, March 11 — The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant four years after nuclear meltdowns occurred in 2011, the chairman of Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there.

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