No-go 'zone' a state of mind

May 7, 2014

No-go 'zone' a state of mind

by Yuri Kageyama

Whenever Kazuhiro Onuki goes home — to his real home, that is — the 66-year-old former librarian dons protective gear from head to toe and hangs a dosimeter around his neck. Grass grows wild in the backyard. The ceiling leaks. Thieves have ransacked the ...

Japan to start providing food radiation check data to Taiwan

May 3, 2014

Japan to start providing food radiation check data to Taiwan

Japan will provide documentation on radiation checks for food products exported to Taiwan from next month, according to health authorities in Taipei. While Japan has been providing such information to other countries since the start of the Fukushima crisis in March 2011, it has ...

Apr 24, 2014

Fukushima completes culling of radioactive herd in hot zone

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has finished culling 1,692 abandoned cows in the 20-km radius hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, prefectural officials said Wednesday. About 3,500 cows owned by 315 livestock farmers were in the area before the March 2011 Great ...

Late report on radiation irks Tamura

Apr 20, 2014

Late report on radiation irks Tamura

Belated government estimates released Friday of radiation doses that residents would face if they returned to their homes near the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have raised concern that an evacuation order was lifted too early. For one area in the village of ...

Apr 17, 2014

Dose study kept from returnees

The government sat on a radiation report about flawed dosimeter readings around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for six months while telling residents it was safe to return.

Apr 17, 2014

ALPS unit hit by toxic water overflow

Around 1.1 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a waste container at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex while the experimental ALPS radiation-filtering system was being cleaned, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported. The overflow at the trouble-plagued water treatment system was noticed ...