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Takahama 2 reactor restarted

Takahama 2 reactor restarted

Unit 2 of the Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture has been restarted after being taken offline more than 12 years ago, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The 780 MWe (net) pressurised water reactor becomes the 12th Japanese reactor to resume operation.

Regulation & Safety 15 September 2023


Eleventh Japanese reactor resumes operation

Eleventh Japanese reactor resumes operation

Unit 1 of the Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture has been restarted after being taken offline more than 12 years ago. Kansai Electric Power Company plans to return the 780 MWe (net) pressurised water reactor to commercial operation at the end of August.

Regulation & Safety 28 July 2023


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IAEA finds Fukushima water sampling meets requirements

IAEA finds Fukushima water sampling meets requirements

Tokyo Electric Power Company has demonstrated its capabilities for accurate and precise measurements of the radionuclides present in the treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi site, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency report.

Regulation & Safety 31 May 2023


IAEA assesses regulatory preparedness for Fukushima water release

IAEA assesses regulatory preparedness for Fukushima water release

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force reviewing the safety of Japan's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea has released its fifth report. The report is focused on Japan's domestic regulatory review of the water release.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2023


IAEA sees progress in safety-related aspects of Fukushima water release plan

IAEA sees progress in safety-related aspects of Fukushima water release plan

An International Atomic Energy Agency task force reviewing the safety of Japan's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea has released its fourth report. The report compiles the findings from the task force's second safety review mission to Japan, held in November 2022.

Regulation & Safety 06 April 2023


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


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


Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Japanese fuel fabrication plant to restart

Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co is to resume production of pressurised water reactor fuel at its refurbished Tokai plant  after receiving approval from the Japanese nuclear regulator.

Regulation & Safety 26 August 2022


First Japanese BWR cleared for restart

First Japanese BWR cleared for restart

The governor of Japan's Shimane prefecture has approved the restart of unit 2 at Chugoku Electric Power Company's Shimane nuclear power plant. His approval marks the completion of the process to gain the consent of local communities for the 789 MWe boiling water reactor to resume operation.

Regulation & Safety 06 June 2022


Japanese court rules Tomari plant must not restart

Japanese court rules Tomari plant must not restart

The Sapporo District Court has issued a ruling granting a request for an injunction against the operation of the three-unit Tomari nuclear power plant on Japan's northern Hokkaido island. Operator Hokkaido Electric Power Company said it will appeal against the decision.

Regulation & Safety 31 May 2022