Related Topic: Japan

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


Tokai 2 cleared for restart

Tokai 2 cleared for restart

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority yesterday approved the restart of unit 2 of the Tokai nuclear power plant after concluding that safety measures submitted by Japan Atomic Power Company passed revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 27 September 2018


Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

Injunction lifted on operation of Japanese reactor

UPDATED 28 September: Shikoku Electric Power Company expects unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture to resume power generation by the end of next month following a high court decision to overturn an injunction imposed last December.

Regulation & Safety 26 September 2018


Ohma start-up delayed by a further two years

Ohma start-up delayed by a further two years

Completion of the Ohma nuclear power plant, under construction in Japan's Aomori prefecture, will be delayed by a further two years owing to the regulator's ongoing review of enhanced safety measures at the plant.

New Nuclear 05 September 2018


Fuel removal work starts at Japan's Monju reactor

Fuel removal work starts at Japan's Monju reactor

Work has started to remove fuel assemblies from a sodium-filled storage tank at the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has announced. Once all these assemblies have been placed in a water-filled pool, removal of assemblies from the reactor itself will begin.

Waste & Recycling 30 August 2018


Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2018


Westinghouse emerges from Chapter 11

Westinghouse emerges from Chapter 11

Brookfield has completed its purchase of Westinghouse Electric Company from Japan's Toshiba Corp, marking Westinghouse's exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a restructured company.

Corporate 02 August 2018


Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades

Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Turboatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation.

Corporate 05 July 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