Daily News: japan

October 30, 2014

Kentaro Okasaka, "Japan-led nuke disarmament resolution passes U.N. committee" Kyodo / October 30, 2014 A Japan-led draft resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons passed a committee of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday with endorsements from 163 countries, paving the way for adoption at a plenary meeting in December.... View Source ›

October 29, 2014

"Local government gives OK to restart Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture" Reuters / October 29, 2014 The municipal assembly in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, voted Tuesday to approve the restart of the local nuclear power station, another step forward in the fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe.... View Source ›

October 17, 2014

Erik Slavin, "2 ballistic missile defense-equipped ships moving to Yokosuka" Stars and Stripes / October 17, 2014 Two additional ships with ballistic missile defense capabilities will relocate to Yokosuka during the next three years, a move aimed at placing the Navy’s best ships in the Asia-Pacific region.... View Source ›

September 30, 2014

"Tokai reprocessing plant to shut" World Nuclear News / September 30, 2014 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) will shut its reprocessing plant in Tokai, reportedly due to the costs of modifications required under post-Fukushima safety regulations.... View Source ›

September 30, 2014

"Water treatment facility at Fukushima plant suspended again" Kyodo / September 30, 2014 The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Monday its trouble-plagued radioactive water treatment system at the complex has been partially suspended again.... View Source ›

September 25, 2014

Julian Ryall, "Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits" South China Morning Post / September 25, 2014 A plug of ice has failed to completely block the flow of groundwater into the basement of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, leading to the continued risk of radioactive contamination, officials at Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) have admitted.... View Source ›

September 18, 2014

Matthew Pennington, "North Korea Unresponsive to US Envoy Offer" Associated Press / September 18, 2014 North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday... View Source ›

September 17, 2014

Eiji Noyori and Hiroyuki Oyama, "TEPCO measures fail to hold water" Yomiuri Shimbun / September 17, 2014 Three and a half years after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant, efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the plant are at a crossroads.... View Source ›

September 10, 2014

"Nuclear plant in Japan clears safety hurdle put in after Fukushima" Associated Press / September 10, 2014 A nuclear power plant in southern Japan has won regulators’ approval for meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first reactor to restart under the tighter rules.... View Source ›

September 3, 2014

Shunsuke Kimura, "TEPCO coating seafloor at Fukushima port with special cement mixture" The Asahi Shimbun / September 3, 2014 Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun using a special cement mixture to coat the seafloor of the port at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to contain radioactive substances released in the 2011 disaster.... View Source ›

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 ›