Aug 12, 2015

Power plant operators to invest ¥3 trillion on safety measures

Eleven nuclear power plant operators plan to invest a total of ¥3 trillion on a variety of safety measures, informed sources said Tuesday. The safety measures include installing breakwaters and ensuring emergency power sources are available. In addition, the companies are required to implement ...

Aug 11, 2015

Nuclear evacuees will be allowed to stay overnight in Fukushima town

, KYODO In a preparatory step toward allowing them to return permanently, the central government will allow nuclear evacuees from Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, to stay overnight in their homes on a temporary basis for a three-month period starting Aug. 31, officials said. The plan ...

Aug 9, 2015

Worker at wrecked Fukushima plant dies from head injury

A worker at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant died Saturday after a hatch at the back of a truck being used in cleanup work closed on his head, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m., ...