Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Energy News  




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















CIVIL NUCLEAR
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017


A Japanese utility switched on another nuclear reactor Tuesday in a small victory for the government's pro-atomic push, despite strong public opposition after the 2011 Fukushima meltdown.

The restart of the No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant brings the number of running reactors in Japan to five, while dozens more remain offline.

The plant, operated by Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO), is located in Fukui prefecture, some 350 kilometres (215 miles) west of Tokyo.

Tuesday's restart comes after the utility switched on Takahama's No 4 reactor last month after a court cleared its restart, despite complaints from local residents over safety concerns. The court also gave the green light to switch on the No. 3 reactor.

Japan shut down all of its atomic reactors after a powerful earthquake in March 2011 spawned a huge tsunami that led to meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

It became the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Since then, just a handful of reactors have come back online due to public opposition and as legal cases work their way through the courts.

However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has aggressively promoted nuclear energy, calling it essential to powering the world's third-largest economy.

Much of the public remains wary of nuclear power after the disaster at Fukushima spewed radiation over a large area and forced tens of thousands to leave their homes, with some unlikely to ever return.

hih/pb/ds

THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO

CIVIL NUCLEAR
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Uranium, the radioactive element that fuels nuclear power plants and occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, is typically mined from large sandstone deposits deep underground. The uranium in these deposits, which are called roll fronts, has long been thought to form over millions of years via chemical reactions of sulfur and other non-biological compounds. This widely accepted textbook geol ... read more

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

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

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

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

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops

Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials

Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer

Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Replacing coal with solar can save lives and money

New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight

Artificial transpiration for solar water purification

Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump

CIVIL NUCLEAR
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables

GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments

U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle

Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms

CIVIL NUCLEAR
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

US may do less harm outside climate pact than in it: analysts

China further opens energy sector to private investment

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers

'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Mining for answers on abandoned mines

Scott Pruitt: EPA chief who urged Trump to ditch climate pact

Man-made air pollution in Europe dates back 2,000 years

Taiwan steel plant opens in Vietnam after fish deaths

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico shows resilience

Gas-rich Russia next to ponder impact of Qatari dust-up

Some bearish trends setting in for crude oil

Supply and demand factors leave U.S. gas prices stable

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake

Student-Made Mars Rover Concepts Lift Off

Illinois Company Among Hundreds Supporting NASA Mission to Mars

Halos discovered on Mars widen time frame for potential life




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