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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


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


France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

A project to demonstrate the use of innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in France, at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been under way for the past six months.

Waste & Recycling 23 October 2018


Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Unit 2 of Japan Atomic Power Company's Tokai nuclear power plant has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator said the unit meets revised safety standards. 

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2018


Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Under the plan, nuclear will remain a key energy source, accounting for 20-22% of the country's electricity generation up to 2030.

Nuclear Policies 03 July 2018


WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. 

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2018


Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Genkai plant - 48Unit 4 of Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture today became the ninth Japanese reactor to resume power generation. The 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation in mid-July.

Corporate 19 June 2018


Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Fukushima Daini NPP - 48The four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan are likely to be decommissioned, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (Tepco) today told the governor of Fukushima Prefecture. However, the company has yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Corporate 14 June 2018


Kansai cuts power rates as reactors restart

Kansai cuts power rates as reactors restart

Ohi 3 and 4 48Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Company is to cut its electricity prices for customers by more than 5% on average following the restart of units 3 and 4 of its Ohi nuclear power plant and the subsequent reduction in fuel costs. The company made a similar price cut last August after units 3 and 4 of its Takahama plant resumed commercial operation.

Corporate 30 May 2018


Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan in March 2011. At that time, Germany was obtaining around a quarter of its electricity from 17 nuclear reactors operated by EOn, RWE and Vattenfall.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2018