Category: energy policy

Will TEPCO be Allowed to Restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Unit 7? Niigata Prefectural Authority’s Attitude Questioned

By Yamaguchi Yukio (CNIC Co-Director) Is safe management and operation of nuclear power plants possible? 10 years have passed since the severe accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station...

Open letter to Japanese ministers demanding a policy change from releasing contaminated water into the ocean to storing it on land.

On October 27 the Japanese government will make an official decision on allowing the release of over 1 million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Pacific Ocean....

M E T I announces policy to reduce 100 coal-fired electricity generation plants. But is this just an excuse to force nuclear restarts?

(translation of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center Statement released on 28 July 2020) On 13 July 2020, at a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy Subcommittee on Basic Policy for Electricity...

Current State and Future Directions of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Accident Verification Supervisory Committee

By Ikeuchi Satoru   (Chairperson of the Niigata Prefecture Verification Supervisory Committee on the Nuclear Power Station Accident)  History and Significance of the Verification Supervisory Committee More than nine years have already passed since the...