Mar 13, 2015

It's time to punish Tepco

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Four years on, it's still not clear whether Tokyo Electrip Power Co. has learned anything, or why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not demanded accountability from the company tht gave the world its worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Mar 10, 2015

Tohoku slowly on the mend

Four years after the 3/11 disasters, the government needs to look closely at what can be done to support people in the disaster-ravaged areas of Tohoku and take flexible steps to help them stand on their feet again.

Sep 14, 2014

Economic realities of old reactors

Reports that power companies are considering decommissioning older nuclear power reactors indicate that they are selectively weighing the costs of their meeting safety criteria that has been tightened in the wake of the 2011 disaster at Fukushima.

Aug 5, 2014

Responsibility for disaster

Prosecutors need to take a hard look at a recommendation by a judicial panel of citizens that Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s top executives before and during the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant be held criminally responsible.

Apr 18, 2014

Ukraine's Chernobyl factor

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Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: the possibility that the country's reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion.

Sep 12, 2013

The buck stops nowhere

The prosecution's decision to not indict any Tepco officials in connection with the Fukushima nuclear disaster is an affront to the hundreds of thousands of victims.