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G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

The International Atomic Energy Agency task force that carried out a mission to Japan in March to review regulatory plans for the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea has published its initial findings.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2022


Bechtel teams up with Toshiba for Polish new build

Bechtel teams up with Toshiba for Polish new build

US engineering and construction firm Bechtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two affiliates of Japan's Toshiba to collaborate on the delivery of steam turbines and generators for Poland's first nuclear power plant.

Corporate 08 June 2022


First Japanese BWR cleared for restart

First Japanese BWR cleared for restart

The governor of Japan's Shimane prefecture has approved the restart of unit 2 at Chugoku Electric Power Company's Shimane nuclear power plant. His approval marks the completion of the process to gain the consent of local communities for the 789 MWe boiling water reactor to resume operation.

Regulation & Safety 06 June 2022


Japanese court rules Tomari plant must not restart

Japanese court rules Tomari plant must not restart

The Sapporo District Court has issued a ruling granting a request for an injunction against the operation of the three-unit Tomari nuclear power plant on Japan's northern Hokkaido island. Operator Hokkaido Electric Power Company said it will appeal against the decision.

Regulation & Safety 31 May 2022


HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

More than 30 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium has been removed from three Japanese research sites and sent to the USA for downblending or disposal, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022


Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has endorsed Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. It will give its official approval of the plan following a 30-day public comment period.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022


IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

The task force report is the first in a series of reports due to be published as a result of International Atomic Energy Agency missions to Japan in the coming months and years to assess the water discharge against IAEA safety standards.

Waste & Recycling 29 April 2022