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Regulator OKs safety report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa units

Regulation and Safety

04 October 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today approved a draft report that concludes units 6 and 7 of Tokyo Electric Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant meet the country's new safety standards. The draft document has now been released for public comment and could be formally approved by year-end.

Japan and Russia join forces on waste management

Waste and Recycling

08 September 2017

Rosatom-JAEA - September 2017 - 48Japan and Russia have signed a memorandum on the exchange of information on reactor physics experiments for minor actinoid transmutation for radioactive waste processing and management. The document was signed on 6 September in Vladivostok, Russia, during the Eastern Economic Forum by Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachov and Japan Atomic Energy Agency President Toshio Kodama.

Last part of Fukushima ice wall being frozen

Regulation and Safety

23 August 2017

The final part of an ice wall surrounding the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors is being frozen, Tokyo Electric Power Company said yesterday. The ice wall prevents the travel of water into or out of the reactor building basements.

Muons suggest location of fuel in unit 3

Regulation and Safety

02 October 2017

FD3 fuel debris - September 2017 - 48Some of the fuel in the damaged unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant has melted and dropped into the primary containment vessel, initial results from using a muon detection system indicate. Part of the fuel, however, is believed to remain in the reactor pressure vessel.

Three more Japanese reactors step closer to restart

Regulation and Safety

25 August 2017

Ohi 3 and 4 48Japan's nuclear regulator today approved the 'construction plans' for strengthening Ohi units 3 and 4 and Genkai unit 3. The plans are the second of three applications required during the restart process. The units must undergo further inspections before being permitted to restart.

Toshiba reports financial results, avoids delisting


10 August 2017

Toshiba Corp, which reported its long-awaited earnings results today, says it has "dedicated itself" to eliminating risk related to the overseas nuclear power business, swiftly recovering and strengthening its financial base and strengthening its organisational management. The industrial and electronics conglomerate posted a net loss of ¥‎965.7 billion ($8.8 billion) for the financial year ended 31 March, an improvement of ¥‎30 billion from a revised outlook provided in June, but still more than double the loss of the previous year.