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Possibility for NRA to Halt Nukes in Operation It appears that Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai Unit 1 reactor, which has been restarted, will be halted next March. The Unit 2 reactor might also...

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Trial Conclusion and Sentencing in Fukushima Nuclear Accident Criminal Suit Set for September 19 The Tokyo District Court has set 19 September 2019 as the date for trial conclusion and sentencing of the three...

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Onagawa Unit 1 to be Decommissioned The Tohoku Electric Power Company submitted a notification of changes to power generation facilities to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry on December 21, 2018, saying it...

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Suspension of Ikata NPP Operations DiscontinuedOn December 13, 2017, the Hiroshima High Court handed down a provisional decision to suspend operation of Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata Unit 3 reactor (PWR, 890 MW) until...

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Earthquake and blackout in HokkaidoOn September 6, an M6.7 inland earthquake struck the eastern Iburi district of Hokkaido, registering an intensity of 7 (the largest on the Japanese seismic intensity scale) at Atsuma Town...

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High Court Overturns Suspension of Ohi Nuclear Power StationOn July 4th, the Kanazawa Branch of the Nagoya High Court overturned the Fukui District Court’s decision (May 21, 2014) to suspend operations of Units 3...

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Itochu Withdraws from Turkish NPP ProjectThe trading house Itochu was to have a greater than 10 percent stake in a company (not yet established), it was said, that would run the Sinop Nuclear Power...

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Nuclear Zero Bill Submitted to the DietThe “Nuclear Zero Bill” drafted by the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP) of Japan in response to concerns voiced by citizens’ organizations was submitted to the House of Representatives...

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Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 6, 7 Meet New Regulatory StandardsThe Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) officially recognized the compliance of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO’s) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 6 and 7 (both ABWR, 1356 MW) with the new...

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Data Falsifications by Kobe Steel UncoveredKobe Steel admitted on October 8 to rewriting inspection certificates for some of its products and other misconduct. Since then, one scandal after another has come to light, affecting...