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22 August, 2016

Ikata-3 NPP Back in Full Operation

On August 22, the Shikoku Electric Power Co. announced that its Ikata-3 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 890MWe) was in a state of full operation.

Ikata NPPsAssuming no problems in the final inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the power company plans to complete the shift from the current testing adjustment phase to ordinary commercial operation on September 7. The Ikata-3 was restarted on August 12 and connected to the grid on the 15th. Since then, thermal power in the reactor has been increased steadily. After inspections of the reactor and generation turbine, a state of full operation was achieved at 10:15 a.m. on the 22nd – that is, “constant operation at rated thermal output,” with thermal output maintained at 100%....more
16 August, 2016

Fukushima Prefecture Turns to Young People to Help Wipe Out Misinformation

Sponsored by Fukushima Prefecture, the Radiation Protection Workshop in Fukushima 2016 opened on August 15. Featuring high school students invited from overseas, the workshop will continue through the 20th.

The students will visit various places in Fukushima, measuring radiation levels to verify food safety and provide reassurance. They will also make presentations on what they have learned. In this way, accurate understanding of radiation and Fukushima-produced foods will be promoted, helping to combat unfounded fears and misunderstanding. Twelve high school students from Fukushima, 14 students from France, Malaysia and Indonesia, and three from the Tokyo Metropolitan Toyama High School are taking part in the event. On the 15th, the participants attended lectures by experts and specialists on radiation measurement and more at the University of Tokyo, and also had various exchange meetings. From the 16th, they will visit sites around the prefecture to deepen their understanding of measu...more
16 August, 2016

Ikata-3 is Connected to the Grid

On August 15, the Shikoku Electric Power Co. reconnected its Ikata-3 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 890MWe) to the grid. The unit had been restarted on the 12th and the plan is to return it to commercial service as early as September 7. Operation of the Ikata-3 resumes five years and three months after it was shut down for a periodic inspection in April 2011.

Shikoku Electric Power's Ikata NPPsFaced with deficits after the reactor was taken out of service in 2011, Shikoku Electric Power increased its power rates by 14.72% for industries and 7.8% for households in the summer of 2013. Asked about lowering them now based on the restarting of Unit 3, President Hayato Saeki said this could not he expected in the near future. Referring to the current severe business environment, he said, “Our situation does not allow us to lower power rates immediately.” When power rates were raised in 2013, eventual restarting of Ikata-3 was already factored in. Meanwhile, the business environment has been severe, with repairs to aging thermal-power facilities postponed, and the need for investments in safety measures. There are three reactors at the Ikata nuclear site. Last May, however, Unit 1, ...more
10 August, 2016

Report Completed on Criteria for Scientifically Promising HLW Disposal Sites

On August 9, a report was completed and released by a technical working group under Japan's Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy that is reevaluating technology for the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The report summarized deliberations on requirements and standards for scientifically promising sites for the waste, for which the Japanese government wants to identify multiple candidates by the end of the year.

The group discussed various aspects dealing with the requirements and standards for identifying scientifically promising sites, all from a geoscientific perspective, as follows: (a) the geological environment and its long-term stability, (b) the safety of buildings and operating facilities below and above ground, (c) the ability to ensure safety during the transportation of the waste, and (d) the viability of a business operated there. An interim report was drawn up at the end of last year. When completing its report, the group also took into consideration an international peer review by the OECD/NEA in May of this year, as well as opinions and comments from relevant academic societies and other bodies. Scientifically promising sites are defined as those highly likely to be confirmed...more

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