Daily News: japan

August 26, 2015

"Fishermen OK Tepco plan to dump water from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into sea" Japan Times / August 26, 2015 Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take contaminated groundwater that’s continuously flowing into the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dump it into the ocean after removing most of the radioactive materials from it.... View Source ›

August 26, 2015

"Fishermen OK Tepco plan to dump water from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into sea" Japan Times / August 26, 2015 Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday approved a plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take contaminated groundwater that’s continuously flowing into the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dump it into the ocean after removing most of the radioactive materials from it.... View Source ›

August 25, 2015

Geoff Brumfiel, "Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima" NPR / August 24, 2015 It's one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.... View Source ›

August 18, 2015

Kentaro Hamada, "Fukushima operator's mounting legal woes to fuel nuclear opposition" Reuters / August 17, 2015 Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator.... View Source ›

August 12, 2015

Jonathan Soble, "Japan Takes Step Toward Reviving Nuclear Industry as It Restarts Reactor" New York Times / August 11, 2015 For more than four years since the nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima in 2011, Japan has been debating whether it should permanently abandon a technology that went so disastrously wrong but that for years was seen as essential to its economy.... View Source ›

August 11, 2015

Alexander Martin, "Japan Restarts Nuclear Power After Two-Year Shutdown" Wall Street Journal / August 10, 2015 Japan on Tuesday restarted one of its nuclear reactors for the first time since new safety requirements were introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ending a nearly two-year period when all the nation’s reactors had been offline.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Anna Fifield, "70 years after bomb, Japan's Abe calls for a world without nuclear weapons" Washington Post / August 6, 2015 Japan’s prime minister called for an end to nuclear warfare Thursday as the country stopped to remember the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 70 years ago.... View Source ›

August 7, 2015

Stephen Stapczynski and Yuriy Humber, "Japan Heads for Nuclear Unknown With Reactor Restart" BloombergBusiness / August 6, 2015 Japan is about to do something that’s never been done before: Restart a fleet of mothballed nuclear reactors.... View Source ›

August 6, 2015

Kaori Hitomi and Mari Yamaguchi, "Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing" Associated Press / August 6, 2015 Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.... View Source ›

August 4, 2015

Kaori Hitomi, "Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome" Associated Press / August 4, 2015 The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... View Source ›

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 ›