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Data Falsifications by Kobe Steel UncoveredKobe Steel admitted on October 8 to rewriting inspection certificates for some of its products and other misconduct. Since then, one scandal after another has come to light, affecting...

Nuclear Regulation Authority must withdraw its endorsement of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant’s compliance to safety standards

Statement from Citizen’s Nuclear Information Center/Group of Concerned Scientists & Engineers Calling for the Closure of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 4 October 2017 Nuclear Regulation Authority must withdraw its endorsement of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant’s compliance to...

Report: Japanese Delegation visits US to discuss plutonium stockpile and US-Japan 123 Agreement

From September 10 through 15, CNIC, together with Tokyo-based think tank New Diplomacy Initiative, organized a delegation of Diet Members and experts to visit the United States in order to draw attention to the...

Government releases a geoscientific characteristics map showing areas “suitable” for disposal of high-level nuclear waste

cnic.jp/english/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/kagakutekitokuseimap_01-2M.jpg Will the map push the HLW disposal site selection process forward? On July 28, 2017, the Japanese government released a geoscientific characteristics map to provide a basis for selecting locations for high-level nuclear-waste...