Oct 22, 2013

Radioactive cesium again detected off coast of Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has detected radioactive cesium about 1 km off the coast of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for the second time since it started the survey in August. Cesium-137 was detected at a level of 1.6 ...

Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not

| Oct 21, 2013

Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not


Earlier this month, delegates from over 130 nations gathered in Kumamoto to launch the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The U.N.-brokered treaty aims to limit mercury use and emissions. It comes at a time when the U.N. Environmental Program warns half of all global anthropogenic ...

IAEA to vet Pacific radiation checks

Oct 10, 2013

IAEA to vet Pacific radiation checks

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will arrive in Japan in late November to undertake joint radiation monitoring of the sea around the Fukushima No. 1 plant, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Thursday. The decision was conveyed during talks between the NRA’s commissioners ...

Aug 22, 2013

Fishing off Fukushima suspended for indefinite period

A fisheries co-op in Soma Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, said Thursday it will end its trial catch at the end of this month, signaling an indefinite halt to all local fishing operations off the prefecture because of the constant flow of highly radioactive water from ...