TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear watchdog announced Wednesday that the nation's trouble-plagued next-generation test reactor will not be allowed to restart due to safety violations, dealing a setback to the country's pro-nuclear government.
TOKYO (AP) — A U.N. nuclear watchdog team has begun inspecting Japan's crippled nuclear plant, which has been plagued with radioactive water leaks and other glitches more than two years it was struck by a tsunami.
A Japanese court rejected a petition from anti-nuclear activists to shut down the nation's two operating nuclear reactors at the Ohi plant. Seismologists are concerned that parts of the plant sit on an active fault line, Reuters reports.
TOKYO (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Monday began reviewing the decommissioning process at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, where new problems are triggering growing safety concerns about a cleanup expected to take decades.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.