Mar 21, 2015

Food list for cesium tests to be shortened: ministry

The health ministry plans to shorten the list of food being tested for cesium fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster as the number of tainted items is falling. Based on test results so far, the ministry will exclude 20 items including broccoli, plums and ...

Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Mar 13, 2015

Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Japan has yet to devise a final disposal plan for radioactive soil that will be stored at an interim facility in Fukushima Prefecture on the understanding that the soil will be moved elsewhere within 30 years. In February, the central government began building the ...

Mar 11, 2015

NRA chief warns of ongoing risks at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant four years after a series of meltdowns, the chairman of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there. “There have been quite a few accidents ...

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

Mar 10, 2015

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

One of the towns evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said Tuesday. The deserted town of Futaba, one of the two that host the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, ...