Japan’s nuclear restarts amid protest

A reactor at Japan’s Oi nuclear power plant restarted over the weekend amid what have been described as the largest protests seen in the country in half a decade, according to reports. It is the first reactor to come back online after a countrywide closure of plants in the wake of the devastating tsunami and […]

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors

Japan is set to restart two of its nuclear reactors within the next three weeks, signalling an end to the nuclear shutdown which began after the Fukushima disaster last March, according to reports. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (pictured) is said to have ordered the reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture back […]

Fukushima plant is in ‘cold shutdown’

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda today declared the Fukushima nuclear plant to be in a fully “stabilised” condition for the first time since it was sent into meltdown by the earthquake and tsunami in March this year. Mr Noda told a press conference: “The nuclear reactors have reached a state of cold shutdown and therefore […]