Topic: Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station

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  • Gallery World's biggest energy hogs

    CHINA, No. 1: A worker checks pipes at PetroChina's Tarim Oilfield in Taklamakan Desert in China in March 2009. According to the International Energy Agency, China consumed the equivalent of 2.265 billion tons of oil in 2009, which was about 4 percent more than the 2.169 billion tons used in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of China's energy consumption comes from coal. By 2015, the Dragon is expected to consume the equivalent of 2.783 billion tons of oil compared to America's 2.291 billion tons.

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  • Why Tokyo Electric Power didn't act on safety issues before tsunami

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a statement that it had known safety improvements were needed before last year's tsunami triggered three meltdowns. Why didn't it act on them?

  • Natural gas prices heading up if post-disaster Japan imports more?

    Natural gas prices heading up if post-disaster Japan imports more?

    Natural gas prices have climbed since the Middle East uprisings began in January. Japan may well need more natural gas to replace lost nuclear power, but US is mostly insulated from price shocks.

  • Reports: Lax oversight, 'greed' preceded Japan nuclear crisis

    Reports: Lax oversight, 'greed' preceded Japan nuclear crisis

    Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.

  • Japan's nuclear evacuees wonder if they'll ever see home again

    Japan's nuclear evacuees wonder if they'll ever see home again

    More than 200,000 people have been ordered out of an area within a 12-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where two reactors have gone into partial meltdown.

  • Gallery World's biggest energy hogs

    CHINA, No. 1: A worker checks pipes at PetroChina's Tarim Oilfield in Taklamakan Desert in China in March 2009. According to the International Energy Agency, China consumed the equivalent of 2.265 billion tons of oil in 2009, which was about 4 percent more than the 2.169 billion tons used in the United States. Nearly three-fourths of China's energy consumption comes from coal. By 2015, the Dragon is expected to consume the equivalent of 2.783 billion tons of oil compared to America's 2.291 billion tons.