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Ohi 3 reaches critical milestone in restart


15 March 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48Unit 3 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture reached criticality this morning, operator Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The reactor - the sixth to be restarted after clearing the country's revised safety regulations - is expected to resume commercial operation early next month.

Tepco sets sights on global expansion


26 February 2018

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) aims to become an innovative global energy and technology company, according to its president, Tomoaki Kobayakawa. He stressed the company will continue providing strong support for the restoration of Fukushima.

Restart of Genkai 3 moves closer with fuel loading


16 February 2018

Genkai plant - 48Kyushu Electric Power Company today began loading fuel into the core of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The reactor, together with unit 4, is expected to be restarted later this year.

Drone to map radiation within Fukushima plant

Regulation and Safety

27 February 2018

RISER undergoing trials - 48A small drone is to be deployed to measure radiation levels at the damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The UK-developed RISER - Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation - has already been used successfully at Sellafield, in England.

Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit

Waste and Recycling

21 February 2018

FD3 fuel removal machine cover - 48A cover has been installed over the fuel handling machine that will help remove fuel from the storage pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The removal of the fuel is scheduled to start in mid-2018.

Kansai to start loading fuel at Ohi 3 ahead of restart


08 February 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 3 at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture will begin tomorrow, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The utility plans to return both units 3 and 4 at the plant to commercial operation by mid-2018.