Citizens' Nuclear Information Center Blog

Evaluating the Safety of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants The ‘Mokkai’ Accident Investigation Committee and Nuclear Power Safety Evaluation Project

Worldwide there are currently 442 nuclear reactors operating in 30 countries. While other countries have no intention of competing with each other in this field, Japan’s government stands apart by declaring its regulatory standards...

Media disapproval of worker compensation certification Unforgivable! Health Ministry must retract incorrect data used for media briefing!

In October 2015, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) made public its standard for certifying a worker with leukemia as having suffered an industrial accident and being entitled to worker-compensation benefits. The...

Newswatch (NIT No. 173)

Operational Period Extension Approved for Takahama Units 1 and 2 On June 20, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved extensions of the operational periods of Units 1 and 2 (both PWR, 826 MW) of...