Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

Nov 29, 2016

Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

A research institute has used a full-size mock-up of part of a nuclear reactor to conduct trial decommissioning experiments for use on the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant. The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) carried out the experiments Tuesday using a 20-meter ...

Swiss voters reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear power

Nov 28, 2016

Swiss voters reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear power

Swiss voters rejected a plan to accelerate the country’s exit from nuclear energy in a referendum Sunday, turning down an initiative that would have forced their government to shut the last plant in 2029. The plan promoted by the Green party would have meant ...

Nov 19, 2016

Panel increasingly favors drastic Tepco reforms

A panel discussing reforms for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is increasingly seeing a need for the utility to merge its nuclear and power grid operations with those of other companies, the chairman of the panel has said. The panel commissioned by the ...

Gutted Fukushima shrine's famed wolf paintings reproduced

Nov 8, 2016

Gutted Fukushima shrine's famed wolf paintings reproduced

The famed wolf paintings on the ceiling of the gutted Yamatsumi Shrine in the village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, have been reproduced by Tokyo university art students and their teacher. The village remains off-limits due to radiation contamination following the March 2011 reactor core ...