20 February, 2018
Chugoku Electric Power Applies to NRA for Compatibility Examination for Shimane-3
On February 16, Japan's Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced that it would apply to the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) for permission to start operation of its Shimane-3 Nuclear Power Plant (ABWR, 1,373MW), located in Matsue (Shimane Prefecture). The construction of the reactor is almost complete.
2 February, 2018
Capacity Factor of Sendai-1 Last Year Was 106.7%
On January 29, the Sendai-1 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 890MWe), owned and operated by the Kyushu Electric Power Co., entered a periodic inspection. During the ongoing suspension of some four months, the power utility plans to replace fuel assemblies in the reactor and carry out maintenance work, in addition to inspecting each item of equipment. The unit will likely be reconnected to the grid before the peak summer demand season.
31 January, 2018
With Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 & 7 Approved, JAIF President Hopes Other BWRs Will Get the Green Light, Too
On January 25, President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) held one his regular press briefings. He began by referring to his written comments released last December 27 about the approval of safety inspections by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for Units 6 and 7 at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plants.
24 January, 2018
TEPCO Peers into Primary Containment Vessel at Fukushima Daiichi-2, Confirming Likelihood That Sediment Is Fuel Debris
On January 22, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) released images from its investigation made three days earlier of the interior of the primary containment vessel (PCV) at its Fukushima Daiichi-2 Nuclear Power Plant.
15 January, 2018
ANRE Head Meets Niigata Governor on Kashiwazaki Kariwa, Delivers Document from METI Minister
On January 10, Commissioner Satoshi Kusakabe of the Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE), under Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), visited Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama of Niigata Prefecture to ask him for understanding on restarting the Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 and -7 Nuclear Power Plants (ABWRs, 1,356MWe each), owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), in Niigata Prefecture. (Photo provided by Niigata Prefecture.)
11 January, 2018
Details Set for the 51st JAIF Annual Conference
JAIF is pleased to announce that its 51st Annual Conference (AC) will be held at the Toshi Center Hotel Tokyo on April 9-10 this year. We invite you to be part of the flagship event of the Japanese nuclear industry that has been in existence since 1968.