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Oi restart rush blasted as new crisis Declaration of safety belies lack of planning, exits, infrastructure(Japan Times)

Oi restart rush blasted as new crisis  Declaration of safety belies lack of planning, exits, infrastructure(Japan Times)

By MARI YAMAGUCHI:  AP:  If the nuclear reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, plunged into Fukushima-style meltdowns, the only route for escaping or for sending help would be a winding, cliff-hugging road often closed by snow in winter or clogged by summer beachgoers. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Oi nuclear power plant reactor to be reactivated July 1(Mainichi)

Oi nuclear power plant reactor to be reactivated July 1(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — One of the two reactors slated to be fired up again at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear power station is expected to be restarted on July 1, utility officials said Monday. … Read entire article »

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Central Japan Residents Seek Scrapping of Shika N-Plant(JIJI)

Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref., June 26 (Jiji Press)–Residents in Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to seek scrapping of the two reactors at Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s <9505> nuclear power station in the Ishikawa town of Shika. … Read entire article »

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UK to require carbon emissions reporting by London Stock Exchange companies (Mongabay.com)

The U.K. will require London Stock Exchange-listed companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions starting in April 2013, according to the British government. The rule may be extended to all large companies in 2016.“Counting your business costs while hiding your greenhouse gas emissions is a false economy,” said Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. … Read entire article »

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FTC Cautions TEPCO over Price Hikes for Large-Lot Users(JIJI)

 Tokyo, June 22 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Fair Trade Commission said Friday it has cautioned Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> about its suspected abuse of its strong bargaining position on price hikes for large-lot users in April. … Read entire article »

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Peace at last: Hiroshima Pref. to drop controversial reclamation project (Mainichi)

Peace at last: Hiroshima Pref. to drop controversial reclamation project (Mainichi)

FUKUYAMA, Hiroshima — After years of heated confrontations with local residents, the Hiroshima Prefectural Government has finally decided to abandon a controversial land reclamation project here, it has been learned. … Read entire article »

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