On March 27, Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co. decided to permanently shut down its Ikata-2 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 566MWe), located in Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture. It has been about thirty-six years since the unit was first commissioned, and to extend its permitted operating lifetime from forty to sixty years would require a huge investment for the safety measures required to comply with Japan’s new regulatory standards.
- 23 March, 2018 Seventh NPP Restarted: Genkai-3
- 23 March, 2018 Ohi-3 Becomes Japan’s First 1000MW-Class NPP to Be Restarted
- 19 March, 2018 Genkai Town Assembly Approves Proposal Seeking New NPP Construction
- 16 March, 2018 FEPC Adheres to Policy of MOX Fuel Use at 16 to 18 NPPs
- 26 February, 2018 WTO Ruling Sides with Japan against South Korean Ban on Japanese Marine Products
- 22 February, 2018 We All Live Inside the “Boundary” of Fukushima
- 22 February, 2018 Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy’s Strategic Policy Committee Hears from Keidanren and Others
- 20 February, 2018 Chugoku Electric Power Applies to NRA for Compatibility Examination for Shimane-3
- 5 February, 2018 Usage Rate of Locally-Produced Materials in Fukushima Prefecture School Lunches Returns to Pre-Accident Levels
- 5 February, 2018 Seven of Japan’s Ten Power Companies See Falling Profits Due to Higher Fuel Costs: Key Is Restarting NPPs
- 5 February, 2018 Shikoku Electric Power Enjoys Increased Revenues after Ikata-3 Restart
- 2 February, 2018 Capacity Factor of Sendai-1 Last Year Was 106.7%
- 31 January, 2018 With Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 & 7 Approved, JAIF President Hopes Other BWRs Will Get the Green Light, Too
Russia Lifts Bans on Marine Products from Japan; Those from Fukushima Still Require Additional Documentation
As of March 26, the Russian government had lifted almost all prohibitions on marine products from Japan that had been introduced due to fear of radioactive contamination in the wake of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). Bans on marine products produced in Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Chiba and Niigata Prefectures have been fully lifted. Those from Fukushima Prefecture are accepted with additional documentation that they are free from contamination, and more.