Fukushima response rss

Third Japanese reactor resumes operation


29 January 2016

Takahama 3 and 4 - 48Kansai Electric Power Company today restarted unit 3 of its Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture. The company soon plans to start loading fuel into unit 4 at the plant ahead of its restart.

Ikata 3 back-up emergency building planned

Regulation and Safety

19 January 2016

Ikata NPP - 48Shikoku Electric Power Company has applied to the Japanese regulator to construct a back-up emergency response building at unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture.

Mühleberg upgrade requirements confirmed

Regulation and Safety

04 December 2015

Muehleberg plant - 48The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has reaffirmed the measures that must be taken by utility BKW in order for its Mühleberg nuclear power plant to continue operating until 2019.

IAEA praises reform of Japan's nuclear regulator

Regulation and Safety

22 January 2016

IRRS mission to Japan - Jamet - Jan 2016 - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has "demonstrated independence and transparency" since it was established in 2012, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it suggests the regulator needs to bolster its technical competence ahead of the restart of more of Japan's nuclear facilities.

Kyushu plans further safety enhancements at Sendai

Regulation and Safety

18 December 2015

Sendai 48Although units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture have passed new safety standards and are the only reactors in the country so far to have restarted, operator Kyushu Electric Power Company has applied to the regulator to make additional modifications to increase safety further.

IAEA publishes new emergency preparedness standards

Regulation and Safety

27 November 2015

IAEA_GSR7_workshop_(Castillo-IAEA)_48New safety requirements on nuclear emergency preparedness and response published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) incorporate lessons learned and developments since 2002, including lessons from Fukushima.