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【Update】Japan Coal Plant Tracker: 20180123

This is the first update in 2018. The EIA process for 2 major proposals move forward.

● Draft EIS for Yokosuka Power Plant (No.1 and 2) has been submitted in January 19th.

EIA document is available at here (document in Japanese)
Press Release posted on JERA (Link

Available during: 2018/1/19-2/19(till 3/5 on the internet)
Due date of posting opinions: 2018/3/5

● EIA Screening-2  has been submitted in January 23rd.

EIA document is available at Chiba-Power site (document in Japanese)

Available during: 2018/1/23-2/22 (till 3/8 on the internet)
Due date of posting opinions: 2018/3/8

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● The governor of a Shimane prefecture submitted  written statement against the Misumi No.2, planed by Chugoku Electric Power

Official document of Shimane prefecture
The written statement against the EIA document for Misumi No.2

Also, the Minister of the Environment made the statement on the EIA process for the Misumi No.2 in January 12, 2018.  He insisted any proposal coal power plants without CO2 deduction measure should not be admitted to build. His statement was submitted to the Minister of the Economy, Trade and Industry.