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Kansai outlines plans for dismantling Ohi units

Kansai outlines plans for dismantling Ohi units

Kansai Electric Power Company has submitted a detailed decommissioning plan to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for units 1 and 2 at its Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano prepares Fugen ATR fuel for reprocessing

Orano has been contracted to carry out preparatory work for the transport of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan to France for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 16 November 2018


Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Japan and the USA to "promote the global leadership role" of the two countries in civil nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018


IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Toshiba decides to scrap Moorside project

Toshiba decides to scrap Moorside project

Toshiba Corp is withdrawing from its nuclear new-build project in the UK and plans to wind up NuGeneration, its board of directors decided at a meeting today.

Corporate 08 November 2018


Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Japan Atomic Power Company has received regulatory approval of an extension to the operating period of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant, enabling the reactor to operate for up to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2018


Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

Court ruling clears way for Ikata 3 restart

The Hiroshima District Court has rejected a call from residents to re-impose an injunction on the operation of unit 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture. The move clears the way for owner Shikoku Electric Power Company to restart the reactor.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2018


Tohoku decides to decommission oldest Onagawa unit

Tohoku decides to decommission oldest Onagawa unit

Unit 1 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture is to be decommissioned after owner Tohoku Electric Power Company decided that safety upgrades required to restart it would be too expensive and time-consuming.

Corporate 25 October 2018


Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


Tokai 2 cleared for restart

Tokai 2 cleared for restart

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority yesterday approved the restart of unit 2 of the Tokai nuclear power plant after concluding that safety measures submitted by Japan Atomic Power Company passed revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 27 September 2018