Halted Kansai Electric reactor placed in cold shutdown

Mar 2, 2016

Halted Kansai Electric reactor placed in cold shutdown

Kansai Electric Power Co. has placed a nuclear reactor at its Takahama plant in a state of cold shutdown to investigate why the automatic safety shutoff was triggered earlier this week, the utility said Wednesday. The No. 4 reactor at the nuclear power plant ...

Feb 20, 2016

Tohoku promotional event in Seoul canceled at last minute

A Japanese government event in Seoul intended primarily to promote the tsunami-hit Tohoku region has been canceled at the last minute, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “We continued talks with South Korean authority but could not obtain permission to hold the event,” a ...

Japan's environment minister withdraws radiation remarks

Feb 12, 2016

Japan's environment minister withdraws radiation remarks

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa on Friday withdrew remarks she reportedly made about the government’s radiation decontamination target following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Speaking at a news conference, Marukawa said she apologizes from the bottom of her heart to those suffering from the ...

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

Feb 11, 2016

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation’s atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the ...