Jan 9, 2016

Fukushima nuclear evacuees fall below 100,000

As the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis approaches, the number of residents of the northeastern prefecture who are still living as evacuees has fallen below 100,000, a survey by the prefectural government revealed Friday. According to the survey, 56,463 evacuees ...

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

Jan 6, 2016

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to urge power companies to inspect for possible problems related to the installation of electric cables for safety equipment at their nuclear power plants. At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and other nuclear power ...

Tepco resumes TV ads in Niigata to address mistrust

Dec 24, 2015

Tepco resumes TV ads in Niigata to address mistrust

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is again airing TV commercials in Niigata Prefecture, where its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant is located. It halted such ads nationwide in the aftermath of the Fukushima No. 1 disaster, but resumed them in this one prefecture in June. As Tepco ...

No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

Dec 17, 2015

No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

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The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised. How long will it take to decommission the three breached reactors, and how will it be accomplished, when not even robots ...

Dec 6, 2015

NRA fails to conduct on-site checks for nuclear-plant cables

The Nuclear Regulation Authority failed to conduct on-site inspections to determine if safety equipment cables were installed separately from other cables at nuclear power plants during the safety screening process required for the restart of reactors, it was learned Saturday. The revelation came to ...

Dec 1, 2015

Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family’s lawyers said. The settlement was reached Tuesday in the Tokyo District ...