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Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

via theguardian.com / September 10, 2014 / Japan's nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe. Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered in Japan ever since an earthquake and tsunami in M ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Restarts May Be Delayed Until 2015

via reuters / August 6, 2014 / The long-awaited restart of Japan's nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes. Kyushu Electric Power's two-reactor Send ...

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Japanese Residents Get Anti-Radiation Pills Ahead Of Nuclear Restart

via Channel News Asia / July 29, 2014 / Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. The move to distribute the pills -- ...

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Abe’s Nuclear Renaissance Ignores Stiff Opposition

by Jeff Kingston / Japan Times / June 28, 2014 /Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s (pictured) nuclear renaissance involves downplaying risks, restarting reactors, building new ones, and exporting reactor technology and equipment. A number of hurdles remain before he can rev up the reactors, but the su ...

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Japan To Be Nuclear Free This Summer For First Time Since 2011

via The Asahi Shimbun / June 25, 2014 / Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s delayed application for safety screenings of two reactors means Japan will be without nuclear energy this summer for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear accident started in March 2011. The utility on June 24 submit ...

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Japan court rules against restart of nuclear reactors

from Channel News Asia / May 21, 2014 / A Japanese court ruled Wednesday against the restarting of two reactors at a nuclear power plant, acknowledging residents' safety fears and dealing a blow to the government's plan to revive nuclear power. It was the first court ruling in Japan against th ...

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Japan and France to promote fast breeder reactors

via Enformable.com / May 5, 2014 /Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande met during a summit meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday and agreed that the two countries will work to promote the research and development of fast breeder reactors. The Mon ...

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