Japan court gives go-ahead for restart of two nuke reactors

December 24, 2015 byMari Yamaguchi
This photo taken in November, 2014, shows No. 3, left, and No. 4 reactors at a nuclear power plant in Takahama, Fukui prefecture, western Japan. A Japanese court has given the go-ahead for the restart of the two nuclear reactors after its operator said in an appeal they were safe. The lifting of the injunction on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 paves the way for a resumption of the Takahama No. 3 and No. 4 reactors, operated by the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kyodo News via AP)

A Japanese court gave the go-ahead for the restart of two nuclear reactors Thursday after its operator said in an appeal they were safe.

The Fukui District Court in western Japan lifted an April injunction that was filed by a group of residents who said that a massive earthquake exceeding the facility's quake resistance could cause a disaster similar to the Fukushima crisis following the March 2011 quake and tsunami.

The order paves the way for a resumption of the Takahama No. 3 and No. 4 reactors, operated by the Kansai Electric Power Co.

The operator had already obtained approval of the safety regulators, and town and prefectural leaders expressed their support for a restart this month, just in time for the ruling. Two of Japan's 43 reactors are currently back online.

Thursday's decision minimizes the delay for the Takahama reactors, which had been set for restart late this year.

The utility plans to go ahead with loading fuel rods into the No. 3 reactor within days, and go through final safety checks before putting the reactor back online late January.

Takahama reactors could be a third and fourth to restart, while prospects for a fifth one, the Ikata reactor in Shikoku, southwestern Japan, are uncertain due to strong local opposition over evacuation plans in case of an emergency.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pro-business government wants to restart as many reactors as possible. The government says nuclear energy should remain key for resource-poor Japan. Abe is also pushing to export Japan's nuclear technology and recently signed a nuclear agreement with India.

Lawyers Hiroyuki Kawai and Yuichi Kaido, co-leaders of a legal team representing the plaintiffs, criticized the ruling as "a done deal taking into account a resumption schedule" for the Takahama and said they would appeal. They said they will hold the Fukui judges responsible in case of a disaster at the Takahama plant.

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gkam
1.5 / 5 (8) Dec 24, 2015
Pay no attention to the danger. Big Profits are worth the risk to the populace.
gkam
1.5 / 5 (8) Dec 24, 2015
These utility and political folk are monsters, owned by Big Money, and SCARED to speak up.

Meanwhile, the contamination continues:
http://ajw.asahi....12220004
WillieWard
2.5 / 5 (8) Dec 24, 2015
It is on-line. Nature(birds, bats, natural landscapes) should thank Japan for compact, dense, carbon-free, reliable, ecologically friendly source of energy that causes fewer fatalities than wind/solar per gigawatt produced.
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gkam
1.4 / 5 (9) Dec 24, 2015


ASAHI SHIMBUN

"More than 90 percent of the fir trees in forests close to the site of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster are showing signs of abnormality, and plant lice specimens collected in a town more than 30 kilometers from the crippled facility are missing legs or crooked."

A Human Being is much more sensitive than a tree.
WillieWard
3.2 / 5 (9) Dec 24, 2015
A Human Being is much more sensitive than a tree.
Some kinds of humans are very sensitive, able to see Easter Bunny, Elf, Gnomes, Tooth Fairy, Unicorns, Mermaids ...
gkam
1.4 / 5 (9) Dec 24, 2015
Others are blind to what they cannot face.
Uncle Ira
4.3 / 5 (11) Dec 24, 2015


ASAHI SHIMBUN

"More than 90 percent of the fir trees in forests close to the site of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster are showing signs of abnormality, and plant lice specimens collected in a town more than 30 kilometers from the crippled facility are missing legs or crooked."

A Human Being is much more sensitive than a tree.


glam-Skippy. Your source is the activist agenda newsletter. It is not a good thing to post to make a science point. It is a little or a lot exaggerated. I am not saying SOME of it is not the trut, but it IS agenda-political-emotional stuffs. You guys are always shouting at the deniers to show "peer reviewed" stuffs not stuffs from their imagination. What's a good rule for one is a good rule for the other one too.
gkam
1 / 5 (9) Dec 24, 2015
I suggest you look up the Asahi Shimbun. It is not an "activist newsletter". Just keep on demonstrating your ignorance of the world outside the delta.

There is no exaggeration in that article, it reports the findings of professionals. Look it up, and stop tying to believe what you want, because I said something else.
Uncle Ira
4.2 / 5 (10) Dec 24, 2015
I suggest you look up the Asahi Shimbun.


I did Skippy. Just because you don't ever why you think nobody else does?

Behind the News
Focuses on a wide range of Japanese politics, social affairs and sports. Its extensive coverage of China and the Korean Peninsula, especially politics, diplomatic maneuvering and analytical content, is without parallel.


What does that sound like to you couyon?

There is no exaggeration in that article, it reports the findings of professionals.


You don't know that like I don't either. It don't name non names or tell where they get the numbers from.

Look it up, and stop tying to believe what you want, because I said something else.


I looked him up before I made the first postum couyon. Something you should try to remember when you challenge peoples gullibility with new-agey propaganda. Just because you want something to be true don't give you no right to get mad at peoples who think it is over the top.
Uncle Ira
4.2 / 5 (10) Dec 24, 2015
P.S. for you glam-Skippy.

Cher I tell you this to help you. Unlike you and your sort of Skippy (Really-Skippy, JVK-Skippy, Returnering-Skippy and Bennie-Skippy) on here, I don't come here so I can try play like the super expert on everything that crosses my mind. But if you have so much trouble with me making you look like the idiot on every time we fool around with each other, that does not mean I am really smart. What it means is you are really not very good at this.

You still don't realize you are wrong more than you are right. Until you do you are going to be really unhappy at a place like the physorg because bluster bragging and imagination that is completely unconstrained by any thing but emotional new-agey activism is not ever going to be enough for you to get a passing grade is this school.

90% of the peoples here are smarter than you. (And that includes the 50% who are crankpots and trolls.)
Estevan57
4.5 / 5 (8) Dec 24, 2015
Perhaps the second sentence of the news article make the point more clearly. -
"But it remains unclear whether the mutations in plants and animals are definitively connected to the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant."

And the third -
"All that scientists in Japan are prepared to say is they are trying to figure out the effects..."

http://ajw.asahi....12220004

Perhaps the scientists should finish their work before you state a conclusion based on their field of study. The findings of professionals is that they are not done with their findings.

"90% of the peoples here are smarter than you." Good call on that on, IRA.
Hope the latest storms didn't bother you or yours.
gkam
1 / 5 (9) Dec 24, 2015
Perhaps you missed the entire point: It is REAL, not imagined. Since they have not identified precisely how it happens, they cannot prove it yet. What would YOU check first?
Estevan57
4.6 / 5 (10) Dec 24, 2015
Gkam It doesn't matter what is checked first, if the science is not complete on it you shouldn't present it as proof of anything. Especially you.
My issue like usual, is your use of made up "facts" and opinion being presented as reality when they are so far from it.

My opinion would be that it is likely the cesium buildup at at the site, but it still needs to be verified by experts.

"You still don't realize you are wrong more than you are right. Until you do you are going to be really unhappy at a place like the physorg because bluster bragging and imagination that is completely unconstrained by any thing but emotional new-agey activism is not ever going to be enough for you to get a passing grade is this school." - Uncle Ira

If you can't prove what you say, you should say a little less.
gkam
1 / 5 (9) Dec 25, 2015
Trying now to be moderate will not work. I already got too many of your offensive filthy words.

I proved what I said, that scientists had noticed that 90% of the conifers there were deformed. What causes that?

Your need to "get even" is like that of otto and Ira, who got irritated when I proved who I am. All of you are silly internet snipers, hiding behind phony names, unable to control yourselves, playing your silly ego games. If you can not control your silly attitude, you should go away.
Uncle Ira
4.2 / 5 (10) Dec 25, 2015
I proved what I said,


Telling the same lie over and over is not going to make it the trut. All it does is make more the liar.

that scientists had noticed that 90% of the conifers there were deformed.


That's the this time lie. What scientists? When they notice this? How long they study these tree? Four years don't seem like a enough time for trees to do 90% changing or scientists to do 90% studying. So it sounds like activism exaggerations. If you can't answer that you have not proved anything.

All of you are silly internet snipers, hiding behind phony names, unable to control yourselves, playing your silly ego games.


Ego? Hypocrite much Cher? You are the one who showed up on day one blustering and bragging. (And begging peoples to let you answer their questions)

you should go away


Back to the telling peoples to go away again? He was here first (and he'll still be here when you are gone).
gkam
1 / 5 (9) Dec 25, 2015
" Four years don't seem like a enough time for trees to do 90% changing or scientists to do 90% studying. So it sounds like activism exaggerations."
------------------------------------------

You do not have to look at a tree for four years to see it is malformed. Well, maybe YOU do, but not the rest of us.

Bragging? I related experiences and you challenged me. I identified myself and proved my assertions. You still cower behind a pseudonym and just make personal comments in your silly goober-speak, an affectation which does you no good.

Go read the article for yourself, and see what they say, Uncle Pathetic.
Uncle Ira
4.1 / 5 (9) Dec 25, 2015
You do not have to look at a tree for four years to see it is malformed.


So how many trees you got look at and for how long you got study them before you can say 90% got deformed in the four years? Who looked at the trees five years ago? Or seven or six years ago? "Scientists" is not a good answer. "Scientists" could be anybody from Really-Skippy to can'tdrive-NAZI-Skippy or maybe one of the smart Skippys.

Well, maybe YOU do, but not the rest of us.


Well, maybe I need more than the editorial with no references with some exaggerated hype that is completely one sided. Most peoples do if they are smart.

Bragging? I related experiences and you challenged me. I identified myself and proved my assertions.


I can see why you read the agenda newsletters thinking they are real science.

see what they say


I told you I did read him. That's why I have doubts because they didn't say: What scientists? How? When? What about before?

gkam
1.4 / 5 (9) Dec 26, 2015
Your need to find fault has exceeded your rationality. Read the story, and find out the bitter truth.

My gosh, you're worse than a woman scorned.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.2 / 5 (5) Dec 26, 2015
Your need to "get even" is like that of otto and Ira, who got irritated when I proved who I am
Yeah, and again, what you proved is that you are a compulsive liar who is trying to hide behind a phony past. Youre too addlebrained and delusional to realize how obvious this is.
All of you are silly internet snipers, hiding behind phony names
George... again, your lies and made-up facts are obvious to everybody. And the people here would be objecting to them whether they were posting under their real names or not.

As they are doing, and as they will continue to do.

Your disease affects everybody. Everybody has a right to know what you are and what you are doing here.
gkam
1.5 / 5 (8) Dec 27, 2015
Thanks, otto for bringing that up. I identified myself, and when I mentioned I was in the Air Force at Edwards AFB, you called me a liar, until I sent Ira a copy of the front page of the newspaper of the Air Force Flight Test Center, with my picture on it as Airman of the Month.

We went through the same test when I said I helped put together, test, deploy and operate the Electronic Battlefield for McNamara, and had to sand you to three military websites with my name and/pr picture on them.

You screamed "bullshit" in all caps when I said I tested graphite fiber materials for NASA, until I sent you to the NASA catalog of studies, which had my name in it.

We went through similar activities when I mentioned I was a Senior Engineer for Pacific Gas & Electric. I have not told you what I happened to do in other cases, because I have proven my point. And you are still an anonymous sniper, a coward who hides behind phony names playing the cowardly bully.
Lord_jag
3 / 5 (2) Dec 27, 2015
At what cost will these reactors be restarted. I mean only financial up front cost. How much to check these over and do whatever repairs needed to restart this reactor. I'm guessing it will be in the billions (USD equiv)

And compare the cost to buying outright solar panels and giving them away for free to warehouse owners.

Guess which one will produce more wattage for the buck. And yes... I know solar panels only work when you need them most. They don't produce energy that must be shunted away at night at risk of a meltdown. Damn.
gkam
1 / 5 (7) Dec 27, 2015
Japan is owned by organized crime, which includes the Yakuza and their political front image, the LDP. You are not going to fight their Big Money and win. They have to, and will, defeat themselves with their own greed.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.3 / 5 (6) Dec 27, 2015
George thinks that being one of perhaps a few 1000 monthly airmen is a big deal, and claims this gives him special insight into aircraft design, surveillance techniques, and the nefarious workings of our intelligence networks.

This is obvious bullshit to everyone but george.
and I sanded you
You never 'sanded' me anything. You are confusing me with one of the many other good people here who know from experience what a lying sicko you are.
senior engr
-And you yourself stated that you have no engg education, no engg degree, no EIT-level experience, and of course no PE.

AND I linked you to the PS&E website which explained how all senior level engg positions required all these things.

The typical psychopath, when caught in a lie, will simply wait awhile and repeat it, thinking that people will forget.

We don't forget. We don't forgive. Expect us to continue harassing and exposing lying psychopaths for the scum that they are.
gkam
1 / 5 (6) Dec 27, 2015
otto, your fixation is hilarious.

Tell us about your OBE, and how you earned the right to display it.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.3 / 5 (6) Dec 27, 2015
You think thats hilarious? What about this small sampling of the bilge youve dumped here...

-Pu is raining down on idaho

-Fallout is the main cause of lung cancer

-H2-initiated fission events in dirty molten Pu at fukushima could throw vessel parts 130km even though actual thermonukes cant do this

--H2 cant detonate even when unconfined

-Swimming pools are commonly used to cool houses

-Open valves are not considered leaks in the 'gas' business

-Mosquitoes are attracted to UV

-all nitrogen oxides are all triple bonded

-clean coal plants are not currently running or being built

-dried manure is a major constituent of pollution in the central valley and is called volatile solids

-calories and BTUs are not different names for the same thing

... ???

Did macnamara tell you it was ok to make up shit like this?

As always thanks for the opportunity to expose you once again for the turd that you are.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.4 / 5 (7) Dec 27, 2015
Oh and so sad about your fall from 3.4 to 1.8, a much more realistic rating. You can fool some of the people some of the time but, according to the dozen++ jobs youve had, you cant fool anybody for long.

Can you?
gkam
1 / 5 (7) Dec 27, 2015
Otto, whoever you are, understand you exist only here, as a pseudonym, a coward too SCARED to reveal himself. You admitted you are here in one of your pseudonyms to play "games".

But I beat you at yours, and you cannot get over it. So you follow me around with your silly nonsense, to "get even". But like the traditional bully, you are a true coward, unable to defend yourself, so you hide behind a phony name and a cut-out, too SCARED to identify your pathetic self.

Tell us how you earned the right to claim an OBE.
gkam
1 / 5 (7) Dec 27, 2015
http://www.japant...ing-plan

"Problems with prototype Monju reactor threaten nuclear fuel recycling plan"

WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 28, 2015
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/problems-with-prototype-monju-reactor-threaten-nuclear-fuel-recycling-plan
"Problems with prototype Monju reactor threaten nuclear fuel recycling plan"
"Fear mongering (or scaremongering or scare tactics) is the use of fear to influence the opinions and actions of others towards some specific end. The feared object or subject is sometimes exaggerated, and the pattern of fear mongering is usually one of repetition, in order to continuously reinforce the intended effects of this tactic, sometimes in the form of a vicious circle."
http://en.wikiped...ongering
"Alarmism is excessive or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined threat e.g. the increases in deaths from infectious disease."
http://en.wikiped...Alarmism
gkam
1.5 / 5 (8) Dec 28, 2015
Willie, . . . look up Chernobyl Children, and tell us you still want more nukes. Better yet, go tell their parents.
WillieWard
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 28, 2015
"For every TWh there is an average of 0.074 deaths from nuclear power while there are 77 deaths from coal power plants." and coal power plants are serving as backup for intermittent wind/solar in Germany.
http://anglesonen...om/?p=63
Lord_jag
not rated yet Dec 28, 2015
Who has ever suggested coal as a clean safe alternative to nuclear?

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