Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

Nov 20, 2015

Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

The government on Friday lowered the threshold for evacuating residents during accidents on nuclear vessels, bringing it in line with accidents at atomic power plants. Under the new rules, residents will begin evacuating when radiation exceeds 5 microsieverts per hour in areas near nuclear-powered ...

Nov 5, 2015

Suit filed in Hiroshima over radioactive 'black rain' zone

A group of residents from Hiroshima Prefecture have filed a class action lawsuit over health damage from their exposure to so-called black rain following the 1945 atomic bombing of the city. In the suit, filed with Hiroshima District Court on Wednesday, 64 plaintiffs have ...