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NRA to draw up uniform health check guidelines for Fukushima residents (Mainichi)

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is set to create uniform guidelines on the health management system for Fukushima Prefecture residents following the nuclear disaster there, an NRA commissioner has revealed. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Reach a Basic Agreement on Business Integration in the Thermal Power Generation Systems Field

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Reach a Basic Agreement on Business Integration in the Thermal Power Generation Systems Field

Tokyo, November 29, 2012 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TSE: 7011, “MHI”) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the two companies have reached a basic agreement on integrating businesses in fields centered on thermal power generation systems and jointly managing these operations. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

M’bishi Heavy, Hitachi To Merge Power Ops In ’14(Nikkei)

M’bishi Heavy, Hitachi To Merge Power Ops In ’14(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (7011) and Hitachi Ltd. (6501) will integrate their power system operations under a joint venture to be set up in spring 2014, The Nikkei learned Thursday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

‘Something wrong’ in TEPCO’s safety culture: regulatory body chief(Mainichi)

‘Something wrong’ in TEPCO’s safety culture: regulatory body chief(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The chief of Japan’s nuclear regulatory authority on Wednesday suggested that Tokyo Electric Power Co. needs to improve its safety culture if it wants to resume its idled reactors, touching on a series of problems seen before the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi complex last year. … Read entire article »

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Kada’s party sets 2022 end for atomic power (Kyodo) Ozawa, allies on same page; Monju doomed first

Kada’s party sets 2022 end for atomic power (Kyodo) Ozawa, allies on same page; Monju doomed first

Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada said Wednesday her new party, once made official, will pledge to phase out nuclear power within 10 years, aiming to make energy a key issue in the Dec. 16 election. … Read entire article »

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U.S. scientists find lessons from Fukushima nuclear crisis (Japan Today)

U.S. scientists find lessons from Fukushima nuclear crisis (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A group of American scientists is meeting in Tokyo this week to study last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors. … Read entire article »

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