Nuclear Reactor In Southwestern Japan Goes Offline

Nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan goes offline

The operator of a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan has suspended one of its reactors as it cannot meet the deadline for building mandatory facilities to deal with emergencies.

Kyushu Electric Power Company began work to reduce output at the No.1 reactor at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The reactor went offline at 1:01 p.m.

Japanese Nuclear Reactor To Go Offline

Japanese nuclear reactor to go offline

The operator of a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan will suspend one of its reactors on Monday, as it cannot meet the deadline for building mandatory facilities to deal with emergencies.

Kyushu Electric Power Company began work to reduce output at the No.1 reactor at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture at 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

Onagawa Nuclear Reactor Assessment Certified

Onagawa nuclear reactor assessment certified

Japan's nuclear regulator has officially approved an assessment of a nuclear reactor in an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority compiled an assessment that allows Tohoku Electric Power Company to restart its No.2 reactor at the Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture.

Panel: Release Treated Reactor Water Into Sea, Air

Panel: Release treated reactor water into sea, air

A Japanese government expert panel has agreed to a plan to reduce the amount of radioactive wastewater stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, by releasing it into the sea or the air.

Water used to cool the molten nuclear fuel from the March 2011 accident is treated to remove most of the radioactive material. But tritium and some other substances are left in the treated water, and the amount stored has reached about 1.2 million tons in almost 1,000 tanks.

Tepco May Delay Probe Of Reactor Vessel Interior

TEPCO may delay probe of reactor vessel interior

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has become difficult to conduct another robot survey inside the containment vessel of one of the crippled reactors by March.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, made the announcement on Thursday regarding the No.1 reactor, which experienced a meltdown due to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The utility says it will announce later when it will begin the survey.

Nuclear Operator Probes Trouble Signal At Reactor

Nuclear operator probes trouble signal at reactor

The operator of the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan says that during maintenance of its No.3 reactor, a warning signal was emitted indicating trouble involving a fuel unit. But it added that no radioactive materials were released.

Shikoku Electric Power Company said workers were checking fuel units stored in a pool of the reactor in Ehime Prefecture on Monday when they received a signal that a fuel unit had accidentally fallen from a lift.

Court Orders Suspension Of Ikata Nuclear Reactor

Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor

A Japanese high court has ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor in western Japan after local residents filed for an injunction over safety concerns.

The Hiroshima High Court issued the injunction on Friday afternoon for the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plant is operated by Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Court To Rule On Whether To Suspend Ikata Reactor

Court to rule on whether to suspend Ikata reactor

A Japanese high court will soon rule on whether to suspend a nuclear reactor in western Japan after local residents filed for an injunction over safety concerns.

The Hiroshima High Court will announce a decision on Friday afternoon on the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture. The plant is operated by Shikoku Power Electric Company.

Reactor Decommission Process Reviewed

Reactor decommission process reviewed

The Japanese government has decided to delay by up to five years the process to remove nuclear fuel from the spent fuel pools of two reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The government approved the delays on Friday, after reviewing the decommissioning timetable for the first time in two years.

Video Released Of Fukushima No.3 Reactor Interior

Video released of Fukushima No.3 reactor interior

Japan's nuclear regulator has released a video of the interior of the No.3 reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The reactor suffered a meltdown and a hydrogen explosion that blew off the upper part of the building.

Fukushima Daiichi No.1 Reactor To Be Covered

Fukushima Daiichi No.1 reactor to be covered

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will install a giant cover over one of the reactors that underwent a nuclear meltdown as part of its dismantling process.

Tokyo Electric Power Company announced the decision on Thursday regarding the No.1 reactor building, which was affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Regulator: Venting At Fukushima Reactor Failed

Regulator: Venting at Fukushima reactor failed

Japan's nuclear regulator says it believes that the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant failed to properly vent a vessel containing one of the plant's reactors in the days after the March 2011 accident.

Tokyo Electric Power Company attempted to vent the containment vessel of the No.2 reactor to lower interior pressure and prevent equipment from being damaged.

Miyagi Governor Comments On Reactor Restart

Miyagi governor comments on reactor restart

The governor of Miyagi Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, says he will make a comprehensive decision on the restart of a nuclear reactor in the prefecture.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority approved a draft assessment of the No.2 reactor at the Onagawa plant on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle to getting back online.

Onagawa No.2 Reactor A Step Closer To Restart

Onagawa No.2 reactor a step closer to restart

A reactor damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has cleared a major hurdle to getting back online.

On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority approved a draft assessment for the No.2 reactor at the Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture.