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Restart of nuclear plant in March at earliest(NHK)

Restart of nuclear plant in March at earliest(NHK)

The restart of a nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, is not likely before March, due to a document revision. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Replacing old reactors with new ones may be option for Japan: report (Mainichi)

Replacing old reactors with new ones may be option for Japan: report (Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — An interim report of an industry ministry committee on energy policy suggested Wednesday that the construction of new nuclear reactors to replace units that are too old to be restarted should be considered as a possible option, as the government strives to revive Japan’s nuclear power sector stalled since the Fukushima crisis. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Singapore water treatment company hopes $250M deal signals things to come(Nikkei)

Singapore water treatment company hopes $250M deal signals things to come(Nikkei)

SINGAPORE — Now that it has won its first major Middle Eastern municipal water contract in five years, Hyflux expects demand in the region to accelerate. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, unclassified

Eco-car tax break likely for minicars(Japan News)

Eco-car tax break likely for minicars(Japan News)

The government and the ruling parties will likely add the minivehicle tax to the list of taxes subject to reduction for eco-friendly cars, starting in fiscal 2015, government sources said. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

Japan hopes new model gives nuclear industry fresh spark(Nikkei)

Japan hopes new model gives nuclear industry fresh spark(Nikkei)

TOKYO — A “high-temperature gas-cooled reactor,” or HTGR, which has been idle since Japan’s March 2011 earthquake is set to be restarted. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for a safety review to fire up the reactor. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

344 displaced residents from Minamisoma sue TEPCO (Japan Today)

344 displaced residents from Minamisoma sue TEPCO (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A group of 344 former residents of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture are suing Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) for more than 6 billion yen in compensation for being forced to leave their homes due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident