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More Reactors Expected To Be Restarted In Western Japan

By Akira OIKAWA / via asia.nikkei.com / September 14, 2015 / The Sendai No.1 reactor, Japan's first active reactor in about two years, has resumed full-scale commercial operations. As safety screening progresses, other suspended reactors are expected to follow, but mostly in the western part ...

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Sendai Reactor Power Ramp-Up Halted Due To Pump Problem

via news.yahoo.com / August 21, 2015 / Japan's Kyushu Electric Power has halted the ramp-up of power output from its Sendai No. 1 nuclear reactor due to a problem with a pump in the plant's secondary cooling system, a spokesman said on Friday. Kyushu Electric last week began the restart of the S ...

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Sakurajima Volcano: Chance of Large Eruption ‘Extremely High’

August 15, 2015 via TheGuardian.co.uk Japan’s weather agency on Saturday told thousands of residents near a southern city to prepare for a possible evacuation as it upgraded a volcanic eruption warning. Officials raised their alert to its second-highest level after picking up increasing ...

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Large Protests As Japan Restarts First Nuclear Plant Since Fukushima

via RT.com / August 11, 2015 / Protesters rallied outside Japan’s Sendai nuclear plant and its company’s headquarters to demonstrate against the planned restarting of operations, over four years after the Fukushima disaster that left the entire world horrified. One major concern abo ...

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Fukushima – Selling Out the Next Generation

via Truth Out / August 11, 2015 / Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor to generate power since 2013. And that's really bad news. Remember what happened in 2011? Why Japan closed all of its reactors abruptly and why we're still tracing the spread of radioactive material across our P ...

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Japan Ends Nuclear Shutdown Four Years After Fukushima

via Phys.org / August 11, 2015 / Japan on Tuesday ended a two-year nuclear shutdown in the energy-hungry country, sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation. Utility Kyushu Electric Power turned on a reactor at Sendai, about 1,000 kil ...

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Be Afraid: Japan Is About To Do Something That’s Never Been Done Before

via ZeroHedge.com / August 8, 2015 When the words "mothballed", "nuclear", and "never been done before" are seen together with Japan in a sentence, the world should be paying attention... As TEPCO officials face criminal charges over the lack of preparedness with regard Fukushima, and The I ...

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