• Reactors
  • The Noda administration and nuclear power industry officials had worked hard to win public approval to restart reactors at the Oi Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture and prevent the country from being free of nuclear power, but strong public anti-nuclear sentiment, including bitter opposition from Shiga, Osaka, and Kyoto Prefectures, foiled those efforts. (greenpeace.org)
  • Scientists from Tokyo and Nagoya Universities have released new data showing that a fault near the Shiga nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture may be active , placing the reactors there at risk of a much greater earthquake than previously anticipated. (greenpeace.org)
  • Officials from Osaka City and Osaka Prefecture met with executives from Kansai Electric last week and urged them to ensure that the region will have access to stable power supplies and will not experience blackouts this summer even if the Oi reactors are not restarted . (greenpeace.org)
  • To boost the company's growth, it is looking to invest in shale gas projects, "upstream energy projects and overseas electricity businesses", as well as restarting the reactors at its currently idle Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. (greenpeace.org)
  • No restart of reactors means 'zero' nuclear power generation. (greenpeace.org)
  • The document says: "In order to secure a certain degree of nuclear power generation (there is a need to) clarify the necessity of constructing new reactors or replacing existing ones" and calls for "an efficient and prompt resumption of operations for nuclear energy that has been confirmed to be safe. (greenpeace.org)
  • TEPCO
  • After more than two and a half years of denying that radioactive water was contaminating the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, TEPCO has finally admitted that the damaged plant, site of three nuclear meltdowns, has been steadily leaking toxic water into the sea. (greenpeace.org)
  • In spite of ongoing technical issues at the plant, and continued dire financial straits stemming from sky-high decontamination, decommissioning, and compensation costs, for which the company was forced to request a government bailout, TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said that the company will offer one-time bonuses of 100,000 yen ($997) to section chiefs and higher today. (greenpeace.org)
  • crisis
  • The lawsuit seeks to challenge the law that protects reactor manufacturers in the event of nuclear accidents, and will argue that the companies failed to make vital safety improvements at the plant before the crisis. (greenpeace.org)
  • currently
  • We present an overview of global risks and also a case study of nuclear power plants that are currently under construction, planned and proposed in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, a region prone to earthquakes. (mdpi.com)
  • system
  • We estimate the contamination risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released by severe nuclear power plant accidents using the ECHAM/Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) atmospheric chemistry (EMAC) atmospheric chemistry-general circulation model at high resolution (50 km). (mdpi.com)