Category: Economics of nuclear power

Nuclear Mafia Exposed in Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kanden) Scandal ~ METI pleads ignorance of bribes and kickbacks driving the nuclear industry

by Ban Hideyuki, CNIC Co-Director Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kanden) has disclosed that 20 officials, mainly in its nuclear power division, received money and gifts worth more than 300 million yen from Moriyama Eiji,...

A perusal of the recently released ‘Decommissioning Implementation Policies’ ~Decommissioning costs grossly underestimated at 15 trillion yen

By Nishio Baku, CNIC Co-Director From 25 to 27 December 2018, Japan’s electric power companies, nuclear fuel cycle businesses and users of nuclear fuel materials posted on their websites their “decommissioning implementation policies” for...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries withdraws from the NPP project in Sinop, Turkey ~NPP makers need to switch to realistic track in the age of decommissioning~

By Matsukubo Hajime, CNIC On December 4, 2018, the Nikkei Economic Newspaper published an article entitled: “Turkish NPP: Government-private consortium, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, give up on construction.” We were not surprised by this...