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Japan turns ignition key on efforts to restart its nuclear fleet

Estimates vary, but experts converge on a view that at least half of the nation’s 48 reactors will make progress or restart by the end of 2015. Also, five-to-seven units in the 40 plus club may set out on the … Continue reading

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Restarting Japan’s nuclear reactors no easy task

The government hopes to restart half of the nation’s nuclear fleet by the end of 2015 which would cut fossil fuel costs. Reactors older than 40 years are more likely candidates for decommissioning The Japanese government’s goal is to restart … Continue reading

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Restart of Japan’s nuclear reactors gains momentum

In a major turning point, local and regional Japanese officials have approved the restart of the two nuclear reactors at Kyushu Electric’s Sendai plant. Kansai Electric is pursuing keeping two 40 year old reactors at the Takahama power station in … Continue reading

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Restart of nuclear reactors in Japan suffers major setback

The expected resignation of METI Chief Yuko Obuchi leaves the initiative without a politically connected leader Despite problems restarting reactors at home, export efforts scored a win in Turkey The sudden end to the tenure of Japan trade ministry chief … Continue reading

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Seven at one blow: Japan whacks the 40 plus club

Despite the approval of restart for two reactors at Sendai, Japan is planning to decommission at least seven reactors in its nuclear fleet that are approaching the 40 year mark Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved this week the restart … Continue reading

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