Tepco’s nuclear reactors will likely pass safety review

Still unclear if and when Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility will restart TOKYO — Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority appears set to certify the safety of two units at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings key nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. Passing the safety review is a prerequisite for Tepco to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, which …

Restart delayed for Kyushu Electric’s nuclear reactors

Screening fell behind, causing domino effect for Japanese utility FUKUOKA — The anticipated restart of two nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan looks to be postponed from fall to winter, with the possibility of being pushed back even further to next year. The Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at Kyushu Electric Power‘s Genkai nuclear facility, deactivated following …

Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Has Addressed Safety Recommendations

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station has addressed many of the recommendations and suggestions made in a 2015 review, but added that work should continue in some areas. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) concluded a five-day follow-up mission from 31 July to 4 August to …

France to close some nuclear reactors, says ecology minister Hulot

BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) – French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday that the government plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility EDF (EDF.PA) to reduce nuclear’s share of the country’s power mix.He gave no indication of timing.Hulot told reporters at the G7 environment summit in the Italian city of Bologna …