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Shareholders to tell Tepco to build thermal plant(Japan Times)

Shareholders to tell Tepco to build thermal plant(Japan Times)

A group of individual shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to propose at this year’s shareholders’ meeting that the utility scrap its nuclear reactors in Niigata Prefecture and build on the site a thermal power station fired by liquefied natural gas. … Read entire article »

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Ogata casts doubt on widsom of exporting nuclear plant technology(Asahi)

Ogata casts doubt on widsom of exporting nuclear plant technology(Asahi)

CAIRO–Veteran diplomat Sadako Ogata, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has taken issue with the government’s drive to export nuclear plant technology. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s postwar nuclear policy lingers(The Mainichi Daily News)

There are two types of atomic weapons. One is a uranium-kind or “Hiroshima-type” bomb and the other is a plutonium-kind or “Nagasaki-type” bomb. Iran says it is stockpiling enriched uranium for peaceful purposes but is suspected of having nuclear ambitions. Japan is also maintaining plutonium but is not suspected of going nuclear. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO execs should face poverty over Fukushima, lawyer says (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A lawyer representing shareholders suing Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO for 5.5 trillion yen said Monday the company’s executives should be prepared for misery and poverty to make amends. … Read entire article »

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Tohoku in rebuilding bubble Money, workers having dramatic effect but no plans set for bust(Japan Times)

Tohoku in rebuilding bubble  Money, workers having dramatic effect but no plans set for bust(Japan Times)

By ERIC JOHNSTON:  Staff writer:  As Tohoku struggles to rebuild from last year’s quake and tsunami, money continues to pour into the region in the form of central government subsidies for cleanup, repair and reconstruction. … Read entire article »

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Tepco To Face Opposition To Resumption Of Nuclear Ops(Nikkei)

Tepco To Face Opposition To Resumption Of Nuclear Ops(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) completely stopped producing electricity through nuclear means when it shut down the No. 6 reactor at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Monday morning for regular maintenance. … Read entire article »

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