3 Japan Nuclear Reactors Melted Down

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced a full meltdown at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

  • Japanese Court Orders Suspension of Nuclear Reactor in Ikata
    The decision of Hiroshima High Court contrasts with that of Osaka High Court taken in March which revoked the decision of a lower court to stop reactors 3 and 4 of Takahama nuclear center over safety concerns. The one in Ikata is one of the three operating ...
    12/13/2017 - 3:39 pm | View Link
  • Nuclear reactor in Japan shut down over fears volcanic eruption could trigger Fukushima-style meltdown
    Only four of Japan's 42 nuclear reactors are online. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is aiming for 22% of the country's electricity to be generated by nuclear power by 2030 but such reversals could prove a major obstacle. Before Fukushima a third of the country ...
    12/13/2017 - 12:31 pm | View Link
  • Japan court again steps in to block nuclear reactor restart
    The Ikata plant is about 130km from Mount Aso, and there are other nuclear power plants located about the same distance from the volcano, including the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Sendai plant and the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at the Genkai plant, both run by ...
    12/13/2017 - 8:28 am | View Link
  • Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano
    A higher court decision carries a greater legal weight, and the ruling could result in nuclear operators having a greater burden in proving the safety of their reactors. Hiroyuki Kawai, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, welcomed the decision as a victory.
    12/13/2017 - 8:14 am | View Link
  • Hiroshima High Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, revoking district court ruling
    The latest decision follows a ruling by Otsu District Court in March 2016 that ordered Kansai Electric Power Co. to suspend two reactivated nuclear reactors at its Takahama plant. The district court decision was later overturned by the Osaka High Court.
    12/13/2017 - 12:44 am | View Link
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  • Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (福島第一原子力発電所事故, Fukushima Dai-ichi ( pronunciation) genshiryoku hatsudensho jiko) was an energy accident ...
    12/9/2017 - 1:53 pm | View Website
  • Nuclear Power in Japan | Japanese Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority for Japan since 1973. Japan's reactors provide some 30% of the country's electricity and this is expected to ...
    12/9/2017 - 10:54 am | View Website
  • Fukushima Watch | Fukushima Watch Nuclear Disaster
    On April 26, 1986, a disastrous accident at the power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine led to the release of more …
    12/9/2017 - 2:54 am | View Website
  • NRC: Operating Nuclear Power Reactors (by Location or Name)
    Operating Nuclear Power Reactors (by Location or Name) A power reactor is a facility that makes electricity by the continuous splitting of uranium atoms (i.e., a ...
    12/9/2017 - 12:31 am | View Website
  • NRC: Nuclear Reactors
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, protecting people and the environment.
    12/8/2017 - 6:52 am | View Website
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