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Recent News Flashes

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 had released (August 12, 2013)

MOX fuel should not be loaded into reactors but disposed of as waste (June 27, 2013)

Previous News Flashes

Latest News Watch (from Nuke Info Tokyo newsletter)

News Watch (NIT164 Jan./Feb. 2015)
 -Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 Pool Fuel Removal Completed
-Approval under New Regulatory Requirements Sought for Ohma NPP
Nuclear Regulation Authority has “No Specially Designated Secrets”
-Westinghouse Concludes Long-term Contract with EDF for Fuel Orders
-“New” Japan Atomic Energy Commission Inaugurated

News Watch (NIT163 Nov./Dec. 2014)
 -Kagoshima Prefecture and Satsumasendai City Agree to Sendai NPS Restart
 -Two NRA Members Replaced
 -Problems Soon Arise with Monju’s New System
 -Tokai Reprocessing Plant to be Permanently Shut Down
 -Completion of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant Postponed
 -Early Decision Sought on Operating Reactors Past 40 Years
 -Interim Waste Storage Bill before the Diet
 -Two Bills Related to CSC Approval come before Diet
 -EUR Certification of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ EU-APWR

News Watch (NIT162 Sep./Oct. 2014)
--Designated Waste Accepted for Interim Storage in Fukushima
--Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corp. Launched
--Electric Power Companies Considering Decommissioning Old Reactors
--Application for Review of Compatibility of Shika Unit 2 with New Regulatory Requirements
--Nuclear Disaster Prevention Drills in Fukui
--Japan and Kazakhstan Sign Nuclear Power Cooperation Memorandum
--JAEA to Cooperate with Indonesian Agency to Develop High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor
--Hitachi to Conduct Joint Research with Three American Universities
--Judgment Recognizing Causality of Nuclear Accident in Suicide Binding

News Watch (NIT161 July/Aug. 2014)
All Towns and Villages of Fukushima Prefecture Call for Decommissioning of All Nuclear Reactors in the Prefecture
-- Complete Liberalization  of Retail Electricity Sales
-- Members of the Nuclear Regulation Authority to Change
-- Tohoku Electric Power Applies for Review of Compliance of Higashidori NPP with New Standards
-- Nuclear Power Subcommittee Inaugurated
-- Movement for Review of Act on Compensation for Nuclear Damages
--Sendai NPP passes the new regulatory requirements

News Watch (NIT160 May/June 2014)
-- Pumping to Begin at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Ground Water Bypass Plan
-- A Mistake or an Intentional Act? Highly Contaminated Water Misrouted
-- Hakodate City Files Suit to Halt Construction of Ohma Nuclear Power Station
-- Vitrified Residue Returns Shipment Arrives from the UK
-- Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning & Decontamination Engineering Company Inaugurated
-- Working Group Compiling a Report on Locations for High-Level Waste Processing Facilities

News Watch (NIT159 March/April 2014)
-- 100t highly contaminated water leaked at Fukushima Daiichi
-- Citizens file for compensation against the suppliers of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors
-- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries establishes new Turkey Nuclear IPP Development Department
-- Japan–Turkey Nuclear Agreement Questioned
-- Revisions to Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund Law and Electric Utility Industry Law Presented to the Diet
-- Temporary power loss at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent fuel pool

News Watch (NIT158 Jan./Feb. 2014)
-- Fukushima Daiichi Units 5 and 6 to be decommissioned
-- Completion of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant and Mutsu Spent Nuclear Fuel Intermediate Storage Facilities postponed
-- Successive applications for examination of NPPs conformity with the new regulatory requirements submitted
-- Unprecedented process used to formulate The Basic Energy Plan
-- Toshiba  reaches agreement on the purchase of NuGen shares

News Watch (NIT157 Nov./Dec 2013)
-- TEPCO drained contaminated water out of the barriers surrounding water tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, failing to follow standardized procedure
-- Japan speeding up the planned export of nuclear power plants to Turkey
-- Removal of spent fuel from Unit 4 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station started
-- Inauguration of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant and Mutsu Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facilities postponed
-- Japan signs the joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons for the first time
-- First comprehensive nuclear disaster drill exercise since the Fukushima disaster organized at Sendai Nuclear Power Plant, Kagoshima

News Watch (NIT156 Sep./Oct 2013)
-- The four Fukushima NPP host towns demand decommissioning of all reactors
-- Compensation negotiations ongoing for Monju in-vessel transfer machine  accident
-- Basic policies proposed for the Children and Victims Protection Law
-- Basic directions for restructuring JAEA released
-- Construction of sodium engineering research facility begun in earnest

News Watch (NIT155 July/Aug 2013)
-- Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi’s four reactors rescheduled to be completed earlier than originally planned
-- Radioactive leak at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC)
-- Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. and Areva issue a statement of cooperation
-- Vitrification tests end at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant
-- Fukushima Prefecture renews demands for the decommissioning of all nuclear power plants in the prefecture
-- “Frozen soil method” to prevent the inflow of groundwater

News Watch (NIT154 May/Jun 2013)
-- Nuclear cooperation agreements signed with UAE and Turkey
-- TEPCO exchanges plutonium with German power company
-- US-ROK civilian nuclear cooperation agreement to be extended for two years
-- MOX fuel for Takahama Unit 3 departs from France
-- Order suspends Monju operation
-- Rat stops spent fuel pool cooling system

Past Year's News Watches

News Watch 153 (Mar/Apr 2013)

News Watch 152 (
Jan/Feb 2013)

News Watch 151 (Nov./Dec. 2012)

News Watch 150
(Sep/Oct 2012)

News Watch 149 (July/Aug 2012)

News Watch 148 (May/June 2012)

News Watch 147 (March/April 2012)

News Watch 146 (Jan./Feb. 2012)

News Watch 145 (Nov./Dec. 2011)

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