Jan 27, 2015

Fishermen oppose dumping radioactive water into sea

The National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations called on the Abe administration Tuesday not to allow the release of radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea. The request came after the Nuclear Regulation Authority concluded that it will be ...

Dec 22, 2014

Small radiation hot spots in Fukushima to be declared safe

The government said it will declare that all remaining designated radiation hot spots in residential areas in Fukushima Prefecture are safe for residents. The move does not affect the main exclusion zone, which remains in place. This Sunday, officials will lift an evacuation advisory ...

Dec 21, 2014

Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and other waste from decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to nearby towns, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The move comes as ...

Dec 19, 2014

Hundreds of Fukushima evacuees sue Tepco for ¥6 billion

More than 340 people forced to evacuate by the atomic meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in 2011 filed a lawsuit Friday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. demanding around ¥6 billion in compensation. In the case, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the ...

Dec 19, 2014

Taiwan says 3/11 ban on Japanese food exports to remain in place

Taiwan will continue to ban food imports from five prefectures tainted by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster despite Tokyo’s efforts to apply stricter export inspections. An official at the Health and Welfare Ministry said Friday the import ban will remain in place and ...