In August, the Chugoku Electric Power Co., filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan to investigate the compatibility of the Shimane-3 (ABWR, 1,373MWe) with the country’s new regulatory standards. NRA has been making a similar examination at the power company’s Shimane-2 (BWR, 820MWe) since January 2014.
- 17 October, 2018 Shikoku Electric Power Asks Japan’s NRA to Approve Ikata-2 Decommissioning Plan
- 5 October, 2018 JAIF Press Briefing: President Takahashi Foresees Progress in BWR Examinations by NRA
- 28 September, 2018 NRA Approves Review Report Finding Tokai-2 NPP Compatible with New Regulatory Standards
- 28 September, 2018 Hiroshima High Court Rules to Allow Ikata-3 to Restart
- 13 September, 2018 NRA Chairman Rebuts Idea that Hokkaido Blackouts Could Have Been Averted Had Tomari NPPs Been Restarted
- 6 July, 2018 NRA Draft Report: Tokai-2 NPP Complies with New Regulatory Standards
- 4 July, 2018 Court of Second Instance Approves Operation of Ohi NPPs
- 15 June, 2018 Fukushima Daini NPPs to Be Decommissioned as Well
- 30 May, 2018 Shikoku Electric Power Applies to Install Spent Fuel Dry Storage Facility for Operation in 2023
- 18 May, 2018 Council of Local Governments with Atomic Power Stations Asks National Government to Clarify Policy
- 11 May, 2018 JAIF, KAIF Hold Joint Forum on Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Decommissioning, Sharing Latest Knowledge and Information
- 11 May, 2018 [JAIF Press Briefing] World Nuclear Capacity at Record High for Third Year in a Row
- 10 May, 2018 Ohi-4 NPP Restarted, Kansai EP to Lower Rates 4%
On November 7, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued the final approval needed to extend the operating lifetime of the Tokai-2 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 1100MWe) by an additional twenty years. The plan is owned and operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC).