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Energy in Japan

  • Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor

    JAPAN, 2017/11/13 The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says it started putting a crane on the roof of unit No. 3 on Sunday to extract a total of 566 rods from its fuel pool. Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have installed a device to remove nuclear fuel from a meltdown-hit reactor nearly seven years next the crisis was sparked by a tsunami, a spokesman said Monday, November 13.
  • Japan's LNG demand could reach 88.7 million mt by 2020

    JAPAN, 2013/01/01 Japan's annual LNG request is estimated to reach 82.4 million mt in 2012, up from 80.1 million mt in 2011, and could reach 88.7 million mt by 2020 if nuclear power is not restarted LNG consumption in the country has grown since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, which saw nuclear power in the country switched off. In 2010, LNG request was 69.8 million mt/year and increased to 80.1 million mt/year in 2011.