Category: Nuclear Regulation

Fundamental Problems of TEPCO’s Evacuation Plan Revealed by Niigata Prefectural Committee

-Reliable information from nuclear-plant operators is essential for emergency evacuation of local residents- By Sasaki Hiroshi (Vice Chairman of the Niigata Prefectural Committee Investigating Evacuation Methods in a Nuclear Disaster) According to the International...

CNIC Statement: We Protest the Granting of Consent to Operate the Aging Nuclear Power Plants, Takahama Unit 1 and Unit 2 and Mihama Unit 3, Beyond Their Lifespan of 40 Years

Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center (issued in Japanese on April 29, 2021) On April 28, Fukui Prefecture Governor Sugimoto Tatsuji gave his consent to the operation of Kansai Electric Power Company’s (Kanden’s) Takahama No. 1,...

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...