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Evacuation order lifted in Fukushima host town

Evacuation order lifted in Fukushima host town

Some residents of Okuma, the closest town to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, have today been allowed to return home. The evacuation order issued in 2011 has been lifted for the more mountainous and less inhabited western area, where around 380 of the town's former population of 10,500 lived.

Regulation & Safety 10 April 2019


Japanese energy policy needs clarity, says business group

Japanese energy policy needs clarity, says business group

Japan's leading business group has called for accelerated restarts of reactors, with the years spent offline to be added back onto their lifespans. The Japan Business Federation called for clarity in energy policy beyond 2030 to support development of the power sector to reflect significant social change.

Nuclear Policies 08 April 2019


Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Japan LNG imports fall as nuclear plants restart

Imports of liquefied natural gas for Japan's electric power sector are likely to decrease by up to 10% in 2019 following the return to service last year of five nuclear reactors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2019


Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai Electric Power Company has informed Fukui Prefecture that the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Takahama nuclear power plant and unit 3 of the Mihama plant has been delayed as work to bolster safety measures will now take longer than originally expected.

Regulation & Safety 05 February 2019


NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the publication of its final rule on lessons learned from the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019


Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Tokai 2 cleared for extended operation

Japan Atomic Power Company has received regulatory approval of an extension to the operating period of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant, enabling the reactor to operate for up to 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 07 November 2018


Tohoku decides to decommission oldest Onagawa unit

Tohoku decides to decommission oldest Onagawa unit

Unit 1 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture is to be decommissioned after owner Tohoku Electric Power Company decided that safety upgrades required to restart it would be too expensive and time-consuming.

Corporate 25 October 2018


France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

France presents vitrification process for Fukushima

A project to demonstrate the use of innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in France, at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been under way for the past six months.

Waste & Recycling 23 October 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