Feb 27, 2015

Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors

The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections. The decision by ...

High levels of yellow sand, PM2.5 heading in from China

Feb 24, 2015

High levels of yellow sand, PM2.5 heading in from China

High levels of yellow sand and particle-laden smog known as PM2.5 are now being registered in some parts of the nation, creating misery for allergy sufferers and posing a potential hazard from prolonged exposure. The first clouds of yellow sand were observed in Kyushu ...