Daily News: japan

July 31, 2015

Kentaro Hamada and Osamu Tsukimori, "Tokyo Electric executives to be charged over Fukushima nuclear disaster" Reuters / July 31, 2015 A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) (Tepco) executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.... View Source ›

July 30, 2015

Kumiko Mita and Shoko Oda, "Japan Quake Insurance on the Rise as Fukushima Shakes Confidence" Bloomberg / July 30, 2015 Japan’s insurance companies are pushing for an average 19 percent increase in earthquake premiums as they reassess risk following the unprecedented magnitude 9 quake four years ago.... View Source ›

July 8, 2015

Mari Yamaguchi, "Reactor in Japan being loaded with nuke fuel before restart" Associated Press / July 7, 2015 A Japanese utility on Tuesday began loading fuel into a nuclear reactor where operations are scheduled to resume next month in the country’s first restart under safety requirements set following the Fukushima disaster.... View Source ›

June 18, 2015

Aaron Sheldrick, "Japan faces dilemma over plutonium stored in France" Reuters / June 18, 2015 Still dealing with the huge clean up after the Fukushima crisis and debating its future use of atomic energy, Japan now faces another nuclear conundrum - what to do with 16 tonnes of its plutonium sitting in France after being reprocessed there.... View Source ›

June 4, 2015

Thomas Wilson, "Four years on from nuclear disaster, Fukushima workers get own rest area" Reuters / June 4, 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, has opened a rest area and canteen for cleanup workers, more than four years after the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.... View Source ›

April 29, 2015

"U.S-Japan Joint Statement on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)" The White House / Japan and the United States reaffirm our commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons and to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).... View Source ›

April 24, 2015

Osamu Tsukimori,Aaron Sheldrick , "Japan government draft: nuclear to be 20-22 percent of power mix by 2030 - media" Reuters / April 23, 2015 Japan's government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday.... View Source ›

April 24, 2015

"Legal fallout" The Economist / Four years after meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, all Japan’s 48 usable reactors are the focus of safety concerns. An industry that once produced nearly a third of Japan’s electricity remains paralysed.... View Source ›

April 22, 2015

Kentaro Hamada, "Japan court approves restart of reactors in boost for Abe's nuclear policy" Reuters / April 22, 2015 A Japanese court has rejected a legal bid to block the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station on safety grounds, removing one of the last big hurdles to switching reactors back on after the 2011 Fukushima crisis paralysed the industry.... View Source ›

April 14, 2015

Mari Yamaguchi, "Japanese court rejects bid to restart of 2 nuclear reactors" Associated Press / April 14, 2015 A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators’ safety approval of the reactors’ planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government’s restart plans.... View Source ›

March 24, 2015

Mari Yamaguchi, "Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup" Associated Press / March 24, 2015 Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.... View Source ›

March 20, 2015

"Japan court denies injunction against MOX nuclear fuel use" Reuters / March 20, 2015 A local district court in southwestern Japan on Friday denied granting an injunction against Kyushu Electric Power Co's use of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel at its Genkai No.3 reactor, the nuclear operator said.... View Source ›

March 19, 2015

"Japan inches closer to final approval for nuclear reactor restart" Reuters / March 19, 2015 A reactor in southwestern Japan cleared another regulatory hurdle on Wednesday, another small step in Japan's return to nuclear power after all units were shut down for stringent safety checks following the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster.... View Source ›

March 6, 2015

"Fukushima plant ditch water found radioactive" NHK World / March 6, 2015 The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has found relatively high levels of radioactivity in water collected from a ditch in the upper part of a drainage channel at the complex.... View Source ›