Japan’s Nuclear Regulator Approves ``Unsafe`` Mihama 3 Safety: Greenpeace

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mihama Nuclear Power Plant across the bay

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japan' Nuclear Regulatory Authority today approved the safety assessment of the Mihama 3 reactor, despite admitting on the 20th of July that the agency is both understaffed for its safety assessment tasks and made public statements about seismic risks without understanding the facts, Greenpeace said.

These statements would be consistent with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) task force, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS), assessment of the NRA ...

Oil Unhinged : ``What the Hell is Going on``?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

By Tom O'Sullivan

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Comments by the current leading GOP contender to be next president of the United States, Donald Trump, "What the hell is going on?", could equally have applied to oil markets.

Brent oil prices dipped below $40 for the first time in 7 years last month , 60% below the level of one year ago while US oil prices hit a new Y2014/Y2015 low of $37.50. Forecasts for oil prices of $20/barrel are starting to re-emerge. This is impacting the equity and cred...

Sendai Nuclear Restart Will not End Nuclear Crisis: Greenpeace Warns

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tokyo? (PanOrient News) The restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor today will not reverse the terminal decline of Japan's nuclear industry, given all nine Japanese nuclear utilities are faced with insurmountable safety issues at their nuclear power plants together with mounting political, public and legal challenges, Greenpeace Japan warned.

“Even though one nuclear reactor has restarted, the nuclear industry is still fighting for its very survival in Japan. The lengths to which safety iss...