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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan faces season of peak power demand without nuclear plants

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:07pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of Energy Economics Japan. "They have plenty of thermal power plants and can import all the oil and gas that the country needs," she said. ... to hasten the approval of modifications at atomic power plants across the country. All of Japan's reactors remain offline as regulators examine plants for defects highlighted by the disaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1515881/japan-faces-season-peak-power-demand-without-nuclear-plants
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Subsidies for storing nuclear debris from Fukushima plant offered by Tokyo

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to stockpile soil and water contaminated with radiation from the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in March 2011, the Japanese government is offering billions in subsidies ... eventually become the final disposal site. Yesterday, Tepco began pumping up groundwater from beneath the Fukushima plant and storing it in tanks. The utility intends to test the radioactivity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572362/subsidies-storing-nuclear-debris-fukushima-plant-offered-tokyo
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'lacks expertise' to decommission Fukushima plant

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo International assistance will likely be needed to decommission nuclear plant damaged by the 2011 tsunami, but little progress seen so far Expertise lacking to close Fukushima Japan is incapable of safely decommissioning the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant alone and must stitch together an international team for the massive undertaking, experts say, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381343/japan-lacks-expertise-decommission-fukushima-plant
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco plans to dump toxic Fukushima groundwater in ocean after treatment

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 02:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima operator unveils water plan The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water into the ocean, ... on the amount of tainted groundwater flowing under the plant, after announcing earlier this year that it was building an "ice wall"- freezing the ground around the plant- to staunch the flow. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568251/tepco-plans-dump-toxic-fukushima-groundwater-ocean-after-treatment
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to visit Papua New Guinea after gas project success

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Shinzo Abe to visit PNG after gas project success Shinzo Abe will next month become the first Japanese prime minister in three decades to visit Papua New Guinea, after a huge liquified natural gas project came onstream, a report said yesterday. Abe will visit PNG as part of a tour starting on July 6 that will also include visits to Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536437/japanese-pm-shinzo-abe-set-visit-papua-new-guniea
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese issued with anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... started on Sunday for those living within 5km of the Sendai nuclear plant. The site, roughly 1,000 km from Tokyo on the southern island of Kyushu, recently cleared new safety standards and could ... reactors at the Sendai plant were safe enough to switch back on, marking a big step towards restarting nuclear plants which were shuttered after Fukushima. Officials in Satsumasendai city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561381/japanese-issued-anti-radiation-pills-ahead-nuclear-restart
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s nuclear watchdog gives green light to restart two nuclear reactors

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo First atomic plants get nod to switch back on For the first time since bringing in tougher safety rules last year, Japan’s nuclear regulator has said  two atomic reactors  are safe enough to switch back on. The move by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) marks a major step towards restarting atomic plants  shut down after the Fukushima plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555373/japans-nuclear-watchdog-gives-green-light-restart-two-nuclear-reactors
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... at the Fukushima nuclear plant on the northeast coast in 2011. None of those deaths were directly attributed to the nuclear crisis but the reactor meltdowns spread radiation over a large area and forced ... enough to switch back on. The decision marked a big step towards restarting the country’s nuclear plants, which were shut after the disaster. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567715/hiroshima-marks-anniversary-atomic-bombing-anti-nuclear-sentiment-runs
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... unease following the Fukushima meltdown Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told business leaders in southwestern Japan that his government will see to it that a nuclear plant in the region is restarted “by some means or other,” sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Abe made the remark as an independent regulatory body continues the ongoing process of vetting the plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556601/abe-says-he-will-see-nuclear-power-station-restart-southwestern-japan
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ex-Tepco executives deserve indictment over Fukushima nuclear crisis, says Tokyo panel

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:30pm by AFP

    ... plant operator for their role in the 2011 disaster. The ruling- issued by a judicial review panel composed of ordinary citizens- could ultimately pave the way for an indictment, after ... and residents who lived near the crippled plant had called on authorities to indict about three dozen company officials over their failure to take proper measures to protect the site against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563359/ex-tepco-executives-deserve-indictment-over-fukushima-nuclear-crisis-says

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