Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Energy News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



CIVIL NUCLEAR
Four of Japan's NPP operators seeking to reach deal on safety cooperation
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (Sputnik) Apr 12, 2016


File image.

Four Japanese nuclear power plant (NPP) operators are planning to join their efforts to improve safety of their NPPs and prevent accidents similar to the one that led to the Fukushima disaster, local media reported Tuesday.

Kansai Electric Power Company, Kyushu Electric Power Company, Chugoku Electric Power Company and Shikoku Electric Power Company hope to reach an agreement on nuclear safety cooperation by the end of the month, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

The newspaper added that the companies would create working groups on the decommission of five obsolete nuclear reactors within the framework of the agreement.

According to the newspaper, the companies are expected to deploy portable generators, fire engines and advanced monitoring equipment at the NPPs under the agreement.

Japan is located in one of the world's most active earthquake zones, with the 2011 high-magnitude earthquake and following tsunami damaging the nuclear Fukushima Daiichi power plant's cooling system.

This caused overheating and subsequent meltdown, eventually leading to explosions and an outfall of radioactive matter. The accident became the world's worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

After the Fukushima disaster, all the NPPs in Japan were either closed or their operations were suspended. Japan restarted its first nuclear reactor in August 2015, after implementing new safety rules.

Source: Sputnik News


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Nuclear Energy News
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
CIVIL NUCLEAR
South Africa's nuclear procurement process stalled indefinitely
Cape Town, South Africa (XNA) Apr 07, 2016
The next phase of South Africa's nuclear procurement process has been stalled indefinitely, Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Wednesday. Joemat-Pettersson told Parliament's Energy Portfolio Committee that the deadline was not met in relation to the Request for Proposal (RFP) that was scheduled to be issued on April 1 this year. She was responding to a question posed by the ... read more


CIVIL NUCLEAR
Penn chemists lay groundwork for countless new, cleaner uses of methane

Dung, offal make clean gas at Costa Rica slaughterhouse

ORNL invents tougher plastic with 50 percent renewable content

The flexible way to greater energy yield

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Graphene layer lets solar panels to generate energy in rain

Renewables posted record growth rate in 2015: IRENA

287MW Soda Mountain solar project approved in SoCal

Trina Solar supplies 40 MW of Solar Modules to Tegnatia in Turkey

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Scotland generated most of its electricity in 2015 through renewables

RWE making bold moves in Scottish renewables

Wind energy growing, IEA report finds

Momentum building behind U.S. wind energy

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Study shows best way to reduce energy consumption

US tech giants file brief in favor of Obama 'clean power' plan

Four killed at anti-China power plant protest in Bangladesh

Human impact forms 'striking new pattern' in Earth's global energy flow

CIVIL NUCLEAR
For rechargeable batteries that crush the competition, crush this material

New tools created to debug intermittently powered energy-harvesting devices

Back to basics with thermoelectric power

Cost-effective production of hydrogen from natural resources

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Planet formation in Earth-like orbit around a young star

NASA's Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

'Smoothed' light will help search for Earth's twins

Map of rocky exoplanet reveals a lava world

CIVIL NUCLEAR
U.S. Navy's new unmanned sub-hunter to hit the seas this month

Bulgaria approves $1.4 billion for new warships, fighters

Navy fully funds new Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

Navy exercises contract option for another LCS

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Scientists find Mars surface replica in India

Scientists study gypsum to better understand water on Mars

Rover takes on steepest slope ever tried on Mars

Martian winds slowly build enormous mounds over billions of years




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement