Mar 3, 2017

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills three skiers, injures five

Italian alpine rescuers say three skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the northern Italian Alps near the French border that injured another five people. Milan Walter of the national alpine rescue corps says the group was back-country skiing when the avalanche was ...

Dec 18, 2015

French climate talks chef fined for environmental crimes

Michelin-starred French chef Marc Veyrat, chosen to cook for world leaders at the U.N. climate talks in Paris, was on Friday served a €100,000 ($151,992) fine for destroying the forest around his Alpine restaurant. Veyrat, who has received six Michelin stars in his career, ...

Jun 22, 2014

Tepco restarts ALPS water treatment system at Fukushima No. 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co. resumed operations of the problem-plagued radioactive water treatment system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. But the multinuclide removal facility, called the advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, is still in the test stage as its three treatment ...

May 20, 2014

ALPS water cleaner halted again

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has again suspended its trouble-plagued system for cleaning radiation-tainted water at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Tepco put its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) on standby mode after it found processed water was cloudy instead of ...

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 ...

Mar 25, 2014

Tepco halts Fukushima water cleanup system again

Tokyo Electric Power Co. suspended operations at the advanced radioactive water cleanup system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Monday only some six hours after its resumption. Tepco resumed operations at two units of the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, ...