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Japan to boost development of next-gen thermal power technology(Mainichi)

Japan to boost development of next-gen thermal power technology(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan will accelerate the development of next-generation coal- and natural gas-fired thermal power technologies as part of its efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the burden on the environment, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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Japan needs 35 nuclear reactors operating by 2030, says industry minister(Asahi)

Japan needs 35 nuclear reactors operating by 2030, says industry minister(Asahi)

Japan needs about 35 working nuclear reactors by 2030 to achieve the government’s long-term energy strategy to return the country’s dependence on nuclear energy to slightly under the level it was before the 2011 Fukushima disaster. … Read entire article »

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​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions(RT)

​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions(RT)

Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO. … Read entire article »

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Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

GENEVA —Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. … Read entire article »

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Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of a review of energy production costs, which concluded that nuclear will remain the cheapest alternative for Japan over the next 15 years while pointing out that the calculations took into consideration the government’s new safety measures. … Read entire article »

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Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) revealed on May 22 that one of its containers for waste liquid remaining after the processing of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant did not have the necessary holes in its lid for venting out gas. … Read entire article »

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