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France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

07 October 2015

France-Japan - October 2015 - 48The prime ministers of France and Japan attended high-level talks in Tokyo on enhancing nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The talks included cooperation in nuclear safety and research on decommissioning nuclear facilities.

Tepco, CEA agree to information sharing

Waste and Recycling

24 September 2015

CEA-Tepco September 2015 - 48A cooperation agreement has been signed between Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to promote the exchange of information and experience in decommissioning nuclear facilities.

Nuclear regulators sign up for collaboration

Regulation and Safety

17 September 2015

CSNC-ENSI MOU - 48Several international cooperation agreements related to nuclear safety and regulation have been signed this week on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference in Vienna.

Roof removed from Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 cover

Regulation and Safety

05 October 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 final roof panel removal - 48The final roof panel of the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been removed. The walls of the structure remain around the reactor building.

First Japanese simulator sale for L-3 MAPPS


18 September 2015

L-3 MAPPS is to supply a severe accident simulator to Westinghouse for an unnamed customer in Tokyo. The contract is L-3 MAPPS' first sale of a plant simulator into the Japanese market.

Evacuation order lifted for Fukushima town

Regulation and Safety

07 September 2015

The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, allowing residents to permanently return to their homes there. Naraha, located within 20 kilometres of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is the first of seven municipalities that were fully evacuated to have its order removed.