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Daily News: japan

August 29, 2014

"Fukushima gov. indicates accepting radioactive waste storage" Kyodo / August 29, 2014 The Fukushima Prefecture government effectively accepted Friday a central government plan to store radioactive waste from decontamination operations following the March 2011 nuclear disaster within the prefecture for three decades.... View Source ›

August 28, 2014

"More ALPS equipment approved for use at Fukushima plant" The Asahi Shimbun / August 28, 2014 Additional decontamination machines will be installed at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to treat the hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater collected at the facility daily, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Aug. 27.... View Source ›

August 27, 2014

Yoshitaka Ito, "Fukushima towns OK plan to construct storage facilities for nuke waste" The Asahi Shimbun / August 27, 2014 Two Fukushima Prefecture municipalities have decided to accept the central government's rich package of subsidies to allow the construction of intermediate facilities to store radioactive debris from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster.... View Source ›

August 21, 2014

"Japan N-Plant Decommissioning Aid Body Starts Operations" Jiji Press / August 21, 2014 Japan's Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corp., which will supervise work to decommission crippled nuclear reactors and control radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, began operations on Thursday. ... View Source ›

August 20, 2014

"Water cleanup test begins at Fukushima plant before dumping in sea" Kyodo / August 20, 2014 The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday began testing the removal of radioactive materials in toxic groundwater through a new cleanup system as part of its plan to dump decontaminated water into the ocean.... View Source ›

August 19, 2014

Mari Iwata, "Tokyo Weighs Written Guarantee of Nuclear-Plant Safety" The Wall Street Journal / August 19, 2014 Eager to get Japan’s nuclear-power plants restarted, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is weighing whether to offer a written statement guaranteeing plants’ safety.... View Source ›

August 6, 2014

Mari Yamaguchi, "Japan Marks Hiroshima Anniversary, Invites Leaders" Associated Press / August 6, 2014 Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, with the city's mayor inviting world leaders to see atomic bomb-scarred cities firsthand to be convinced that nuclear weapons should not exist.... View Source ›

August 4, 2014

"U.S. believes North Korea still considers use of biological weapons" The Korea Herald / August 4, 2014 The United States believes North Korea may still consider the use of biological weapons as an option and the communist nation continues to develop its biological research and development capabilities, according to a State Department report.... View Source ›

June 9, 2014

Cho Ki-won, "Japan fails to report 640 kg of plutonium to IAEA" The Hankyoreh / June 9, 2014 The Japanese government has been omitting an amount of plutonium capable of producing 80 nuclear weapons from its International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports since 2012.... View Source ›

May 29, 2014

"NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall" Kyodo / May 29, 2014 The Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin building an underground ice wall at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in June as planned, despite safety concerns about the move.... View Source ›

May 7, 2014

Tara Patel and Gregory Viscusi , "Japan to Work With France on Future Fast-Breeder Atomic Reactor" Bloomberg / May 5, 2014 Japan will join a French research effort to develop a new nuclear reactor that promoters say will use fuel more efficiently and produce less atomic waste.... View Source ›

April 14, 2014

"Japan to Press Forward on Reprocessing Plant" Global Security Newswire / April 11, 2014 Japan on Friday finalized plans to continue preparations for its Rokkasho facility to eventually produce plutonium for use in power reactors, Reuters reports.... View Source ›

April 10, 2014

Hiroko Tabuchi, "Japan Pushes Plan to Stockpile Plutonium, Despite Proliferation Risks" The New York Times / April 9, 2014 Just weeks after Japan agreed to give up a cache of weapons-grade plutonium, the country is set to push ahead with a program that would produce new stockpiles of the material, creating a proliferation risk for decades to come.... View Source ›