Aug 30, 2014

Fukushima governor officially accepts radioactive storage plan

Fukushima’s governor on Saturday officially agreed to let the central government store radioactive debris collected from decontamination operations for three decades in return for ¥301 billion in subsidies. “It’s a difficult decision, but I want to accept the construction plan,” Gov. Yuhei Sato told ...

Aug 27, 2014

Fukushima nuclear crisis estimated to cost ¥11 trillion: study

The Fukushima nuclear accident will cost an estimated ¥11.08 trillion, almost double the government projection made at the end of 2011, according to a recent study by Japanese college professors. The figure includes ¥4.91 trillion to compensate affected residents, ¥2.48 trillion for radiation cleanup ...

Aug 26, 2014

Kan seeks full disclosure of testimony on nuclear crisis

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan called Tuesday for the full disclosure of testimony regarding the Fukushima nuclear crisis, including that of plant chief Masao Yoshida. Kan, prime minister during the March 2011 disaster, welcomed the Abe administration’s decision to release Yoshida’s testimony in September. ...

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was responsible for a woman’s suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims ...