Nuke Info Tokyo No. 119 (July/August 2007)

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Indonesian Anti-Nuclear Activists Visit Japan/Korea
Two Indonesians opposed to their government’s plan to introduce nuclear power visited Japan from July 3-9. From Japan, they continued on to South Korea.

Japan’s Nuclear Earthquake Safety Shaken to the Roots
On July 16 a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck just off the coast of Niigata Prefecture. As a result of the quake, four reactors at TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant shut down automatically.

Rokkasho Update
Increase of spent fuel to be reprocessed during active tests. Fault directly beneath Rokkasho reprocessing plant.

Towards Monju Restart
Completion of modifications, sodium refill, functional tests.

Taiwan-Japan Civil Society Forum
There are hopes of enacting a nuclear phase-out law, but unfortunately, as long as the Nationalist Party has a majority in the Taiwanese parliament, draft legislation will not be submitted.

Major Incidents at Japanese Nuclear Facilities in FY2006

Who’s Who
Toshiko Takeda: Representative of the committee preparing the lawsuit against the Ohma nuclear power plant

News Watch
First application of the “clearance” system
Toyo Town and Uken Village enact ordinances rejecting nuclear waste dumps
Three HLW laws passed
MOX fuel fabrication plant passes first assessment
Approval of pluthermal for Hamaoka-4
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries GNEP proposal

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