JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese

ATOMS in JAPAN

22 December, 2015

Fukui Governor Consents to Restarting Takahama NPPs

On December 22, Governor Issei Nishikawa of Fukui Prefecture agreed to restarting the Takahama-3 and -4 Nuclear Power Plants, owned and operated by the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP). The governor praised the national government’s attitude, including the promotion of public understanding on nuclear power. Since the new regulatory standards were introduced in July 2013, this is the third instance where procedures to obtain local consent to restart NPPs have been completed, following those in Kagoshima and Ehime prefectures.

Takahama-3&4

Earlier, on the 20th, METI Minister Motoo Hayashi visited the Fukui prefectural offices and conveyed the national government’s intentions to hold symposiums and explanatory meetings on nuclear energy across the country, and asked the prefecture for its agreement to the restarts. Recognizing the government’s policy positively, Governor Nishikawa expressed his intention to “make a judgment so as to obtain the people’s confidence.”

The Takahama Town and Fukui Prefectural Assemblies had already agreed to restarting the two units. Now that Governor Nishikawa, too, has agreed, the necessary procedures for obtaining local consents have been completed. That said, however, the Fukui District Court on April 14 issued a temporary injunction blocking operation of the Takahama-3 and -4 NPPs. Unless that judgment is reversed, Kansai EP will not be able to restart the two units. On the 24th the Fukui District Court will render its decision on Kansai EP’s appeal filed against the injunction.

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, Jan. 2020)

23 January, 2020
“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, Jan. 2020)07:47

Recent News

3 August, 2020
On Taking Office as JAIF President
3 August, 2020
Nuclear Energy Buyers Guide in Japan 2020-21 is now available
31 July, 2020
Thoughts on the Decision to Approve Changes to the Reprocessing Business
31 July, 2020
NRA Permits JNFL to Alter Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant, Its Having Complied with New Regulatory Standards
30 June, 2020
“Existing NPPs to Enter Age of 80-Year Operations” JAIF Annual Survey Says
16 June, 2020
Toshiba ESS and Yokohama National University Boost Joint Research to Upgrade Heavy-Ion Cancer Therapy, Using Kanagawa Prefectural Facility
8 June, 2020
NRA Grants Permission to Make Changes to Reactor Installation at HTTR under New Regulatory Standards
22 May, 2020
Sendai-2 Starts Periodic Inspection, with Due Date Imminent to Install Specific Safety Facilities
15 May, 2020
NRA Issues Draft Review Report for Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant
30 April, 2020
Construction Begins of Next Generation Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Tohoku University, to Be Used for Fuel Cells and Pharmaceuticals
▲TOP