Reactor at trouble-hit Genkai nuclear facility in Saga Prefecture comes back online

A reactor at the trouble-hit Genkai nuclear power station in Saga Prefecture was restarted Saturday for the first time in more than 6½ years despite lingering safety concerns. The No. 4 unit at the Genkai plant is Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s fourth, and the nation’s ninth, to go back online since stricter safety rules were …

Tepco mulling decommissioning Fukushima Daini nuclear plant: chief

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) — The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday the utility is considering decommissioning the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant located near the disaster-stricken Daiichi complex in northeastern Japan. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori, Tepco President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said that the company is leaning toward scrapping all …

UK engineer enables nuclear power-plant restart after two years – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed a contract to enable the world’s oldest nuclear power plant to restart A UK manufacturer of components for civil nuclear power has completed manufacturing, research and consultancy work to allow the world’s oldest working nuclear reactor to restart. Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) was contracted by plant operator, AXPO, to investigate …

Reactor restarted at 3rd nuclear power plant

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) The number one reactor at Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant was restarted Wednesday following approval by the relevant government agency, the operator Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said. The 951-megawatt reactor at the power plant in Pingtung County was shut down April 3 for maintenance work, which was completed in early May, …

FirstEnergy Solutions Files Certification Letter with NRC Affirming Plans to Deactivate Three Nuclear Generating Plants

AKRON, Ohio, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a competitive generation subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that it has filed a Certification Letter with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) formally notifying the Commission of its decision to permanently deactivate its nuclear power plants – two in Ohio and a third …

German power plant lobby sees tighter nuclear power supply by 2023

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing overcapacity will not just disappear completely within a few years. What’s more worrying is that we will run …