In-Focus Japan: Fukushima panel report now available in English – Ohi fault to be reinvestigated

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Utility hoping for formation of pronuclear government

Despite Edano’s new policy not allowing construction at Kaminoseki, power companies are reluctant to give up their plans.

“We would like to move forward with unflagging resolve,” an official of Japan Atomic Power said.

Source: The Japan Times


Earthquake resistance at Ohi nuclear power plant to be reinvestigated

Experts from Japan’s new Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the Ohi nuclear power station on November 2nd, to determine if an underground fault on-site is active.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK


Fukushima panel report now available in English

Source: NHK

Source: AFP


French TV broadcaster apologizes for Fukushima joke

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Source: The Japan Times


“Nobody on Earth thinks that nuclear power is great after seeing the March 11 disaster. . . . Risky plants should be stopped. And, of course, we cannot build a new nuclear reactor.” new science and education minister Makiko Tanaka said.

Source: The Japan Times


Lithuania decision on nuclear construction project denies Hitachi first overseas nuclear deal

Hitachi and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to boost their nuclear power plant business overseas because the Fukushima crisis effectively wiped out demand for new reactors in Japan.

Hitachi issued a statement saying that “the result of the referendum was very regrettable.”

“It is very disappointing because it was the project at the most advanced stage among those being promoted by Japanese businesses,” a senior Hitachi official said Monday.

Source: The Japan Times

 

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  1. Experts from Japan’s new Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the Ohi nuclear power station on November 2nd, to determine if an underground fault on-site is active.
    If the fault is not active now, seems short sited. In the past 10,000 years how many sites were not active for years and then become active. We have seen this many times for volcanoes blowing after many years at rest. How can we believe the Nuclear Regulators and pro nuke after all the information that is and will be held from the public. How can we trust them after they mislead and modify info given to the public. They seem to say or do what they want and to hell with public safety. Most sites are found to be unsafe but they go ahead anyway.

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