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Japan to raise worker emergency radiation exposure limits

Regulation and Safety

21 May 2015

Japan's nuclear regulator is to increase the radiation exposure limit for workers in emergency situations from the current 100 millisieverts (mSv) to 250 mSv. The limit was temporarily raised following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

IAEA sees continued progress at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

IAEA mission to Fukushima Feb 2015 - 48The third mission of international experts assembled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its final report on decommissioning progress at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.

Court ruling clears way for Sendai restarts

Regulation and Safety

22 April 2015

Sendai 48A court had ruled against a petition opposed to the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture. The units now look set to resume operation later this year, becoming the first of the country's reactors to be restarted since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident

Regulation and Safety

20 May 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) today released the latest findings of an ongoing investigation into how the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant unfolded. Tepco said the findings support measures being taken at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant, which it hopes to restart.

Japanese interest in Poland's first nuclear plant

New Nuclear

06 May 2015

Takagi meets Gawlik - May 2015 48Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Toshiba and other Japanese companies are "very interested" in participating in the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant, Yosuke Takagi, Japan's deputy economy, trade and industry minister, said yesterday following a meeting with Polish Deputy Treasury Minister Zdzislaw Gawlik.

Economic cost of Japan's nuclear shutdown

Nuclear Policies

14 April 2015

Nuclear power benefitted the Japanese economy by some ¥33 trillion over the years, said Masakazu Toyoda of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), and the country risks wasting this in its slow progress to restart its reactors.