Latest Nuclear power in Japan Stories

2014-01-09 08:22:21

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bawell brand water ionizer company is committed to raising awareness on issues affecting the environment and humanity's need to reduce its carbon consumption and transition towards a sustainable global "green" economy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/FL43263 ) On March 11th 2011 a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a Tsunami which destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant leading to meltdowns...

Japan Faces Power Outages, Residents Urged To Conserve Energy
2012-05-20 05:06:00

A Japanese government panel warned that there could be power outages this summer if three Japanese utilities do not get much needed energy from nuclear reactors that have been on shutdown since the Fukushima crisis more than a year ago. Of the three, Kansai Electric Power Co. could face the biggest shortage of 14.9 percent, as it is the most reliant on nuclear power, the panel reported on May 12. In face of the potential power shortages, Japan is urging businesses and residences to cut...

2012-03-02 12:49:36

One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country's failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The article, out now in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated. The Rebuild Japan...

2011-05-19 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Dr. Aris S. Candris today addressed the company's 15,000 global employees and delivered a message of optimism for the nuclear energy industry. One of the primary topics of the address was the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While Dr. Candris acknowledged that the crisis may result in a period of review and reassessment of nuclear...

2010-03-24 09:14:00

TOKYO and PITTSBURGH, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC today announced the formation of a new joint venture, Advance Uranium Asset Management, Ltd. (AUAM), that will strengthen Toshiba Group's capabilities in the nuclear front end business segments and enhance the extensive range of support services extended to utilities around the world. United Kingdom based AUAM will undertake uranium related transactions in the front end...

2009-04-29 22:30:00

- Integrated nuclear fuel company to operate as Westinghouse subsidiary PITTSBURGH, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today the signing of a share transfer agreement with Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., under which Westinghouse Electric UK Limited will acquire a combined 52 percent stake in Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. (NFI), Japan's sole producer of nuclear fuel for both boiling-water and pressurized-water reactors. The...

2008-06-20 06:00:34

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, 20 June - Toshiba Corp. said Friday the Japanese nuclear plant builder and Kazakhstan's state-run atomic company Kazatomprom have signed a memorandum promoting their nuclear energy cooperation. The two will consider their cooperation using beryllium, tantalum and other materials for nuclear power plants, manufacturing nuclear plant components and developing supply chains for such plants, Toshiba said. Since the...

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