Tokai No.2 Nuclear Plant Clears Screening

Tokai No.2 nuclear plant clears screening

The nuclear power plant closest to Japan's capital has passed a regulator's requirements to go back online. But the prospect of a restart is unclear as the plant's operator needs consent from nearby municipalities.

The Tokai No.2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture is about 110 kilometers from central Tokyo. The population within 30 kilometers of the facility is about 960,000 -- the most for any nuclear plant in the country.

Tokai No.2 Nuclear Plant Passes Restart Screening

Tokai No.2 nuclear plant passes restart screening

The nuclear power plant located closest to Japan's capital, Tokyo, has passed government requirements needed for its restart.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority declared on Wednesday that the Tokai No.2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, confirms to the requirements introduced after the 2011 Fukushima accident.

No.4 Unit At Hokkaido's Main Power Plant Restarted

No.4 unit at Hokkaido's main power plant restarted

The operator of the main power plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan, has restarted one of the generators that were shut down after a powerful earthquake.

The quake on September 6th forced the Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal power plant to stop all 3 of the generators that were in operation. That triggered a massive blackout across one of Japan's main islands.

Hokkaido Power Plant Back Online

Hokkaido power plant back online

The operator of Hokkaido's main power plant says unit one of its Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal plant is back online.

The facility had been down following a massive earthquake in the prefecture earlier this month, which left many without electricity.

Restart Of Hokkaido Power Plant Delayed

Restart of Hokkaido power plant delayed

The operator of Hokkaido's main power plant says its restart will be delayed as repair work is continuing.

Hokkaido Electric Power Company's Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal plant has been out of operation since a huge earthquake hit the region on September 6th.

Hokkaido Power Plant Could Restart Tuesday

Hokkaido power plant could restart Tuesday

Hokkaido's main power plant could be back online as soon as Tuesday afternoon. The facility has been out of operation since a huge earthquake hit the region on September 6th.

The vice president of Hokkaido Electric Power says Unit One of the Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal plant will be restarted if tests show no safety problems.

Hokkaido Power Plant Plans Unit Restart

Hokkaido power plant plans unit restart

The operator of a major power station in quake-hit Hokkaido is working to put a unit at the plant back online on Tuesday at earliest.

The powerful earthquake on September 6th caused damage to the Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal power plant, triggering a massive blackout.

Power Plant Will Not Restart Until November

Power plant will not restart until November

Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said Hokkaido's biggest thermal power plant is not expected to fully restart until November. The facility was shut down after last week's massive earthquake.

Seko said, "We originally thought that it would take more than a week to get the plant back online. But we now think that it's going to take longer than that."

Problems At Thermal Plant In Quake-hit Hokkaido

Problems at thermal plant in quake-hit Hokkaido

An electric power company says it found a series of problems with generation facilities at its largest thermal power plant in the quake-hit prefecture of Hokkaido when it tried to bring the plant back online.

The Tomato-Atsuma plant shut down when the strong earthquake struck shortly after 3 AM on Thursday. The suspension is believed to have had knock-on effects that led to all other power plants in Hokkaido dropping off the electrical grid.

External Power Restored At Tomari Nuclear Plant

External power restored at Tomari nuclear plant

Japan's nuclear regulatory body says power supply from off-site sources has been restored to all 3 reactors at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido.

The power plant lost all external power sources following the strong earthquake that struck the northern island prefecture early on Thursday morning.

Tomari Nuclear Plant Using Emergency Generators

Tomari nuclear plant using emergency generators

Japan's nuclear regulatory body says the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido is using emergency generators to cool fuel after the region was hit by a powerful earthquake.

The plant's operator Hokkaido Electric Power Company says all 3 channels from outside power sources were cut off about 20 minutes after the quake struck early Thursday.

Govt. Recognizes Radiation Death Of Plant Worker

Govt. recognizes radiation death of plant worker

Japan's government has acknowledged that a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant died of cancer triggered by exposure to radiation. The health and labor ministry recognized the man as eligible for workers' compensation.

The duties of the man, who was in his 50s, included measuring radiation levels at the plant immediately after the severe nuclear accident following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Unfinished Nuclear Fuel Plant Had Water Leak

Unfinished nuclear fuel plant had water leak

The operator of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant under construction in northern Japan says it found a water leak earlier this month at one of its facilities.

Japan Nuclear Fuel says an employee spotted the leak in the pipes of a storage pool at the plant in Rokkasho Village, Aomori Prefecture.

Experts Probe Plant Explosions In Rain-hit Okayama

Experts probe plant explosions in rain-hit Okayama

Industrial accident specialists have begun looking into what caused explosions at an aluminum recycling factory during the recent torrential rainfall in western Japan.

An aluminum furnace at the plant in Soja City, Okayama Prefecture, exploded on July 6th. A number of local residents were injured and 3 buildings burned down. The incident also damaged roofs and windows of homes across a wide area.