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Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2022


Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

A new agreement between the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research has added the basic design of a research reactor to their ongoing collaborative R&D on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology.

New Nuclear 23 November 2022


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IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

IAEA review of Fukushima water discharge progresses

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force has carried out a second mission to Japan to review the country's updated technical plans for the discharge of treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2022


USA-Ukraine announce cooperation on clean fuels from SMRs

USA-Ukraine announce cooperation on clean fuels from SMRs

Ukraine and the USA have announced a project to demonstrate the production of hydrogen and ammonia using small modular reactor and innovative electrolysis technologies in Ukraine. The public-private consortium also includes Japanese and South Korean companies.

New Nuclear 14 November 2022


IAEA mission to check Fukushima marine sampling

IAEA mission to check Fukushima marine sampling

A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency is beginning the latest mission to observe the collection and treatment of marine samples from the sea near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2022


USA, Japan partner with Ghana on SMR deployment

USA, Japan partner with Ghana on SMR deployment

The USA, Japan and Ghana have announced a strategic collaboration to support the deployment of small modular reactors in the West African nation. Through the partnership, Ghana could become an advanced nuclear technology hub.

New Nuclear 28 October 2022


Tepco, Hitachi create JV to produce used fuel casks

Tepco, Hitachi create JV to produce used fuel casks

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc and Hitachi Zosen Corporation have established a 67-33 joint venture - known as Toso Mirai Manufacturing Company Limited - for the manufacture and sale of used fuel transport and storage casks as well as fuel debris storage containers.

Waste & Recycling 24 October 2022


Defuelling completed at Japan's Monju reactor

Defuelling completed at Japan's Monju reactor

All the fuel assemblies at the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor, which is being decommissioned, have now been transferred to a water-filled storage facility, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has announced. 

Waste & Recycling 21 October 2022


Kyushu applies for 20-year extensions for Sendai 1 and 2

Kyushu applies for 20-year extensions for Sendai 1 and 2

Kyushu Electric Power Co says that following inspections it is seeking permission from the Nuclear Regulation Authority to extend the operation of the two Sendai reactors in south west Japan to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 13 October 2022


MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022