Jan 23, 2015

JR East to run bus through Fukushima no-entry zone

East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it will start a bus service through the effective exclusion zone around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station. The service, starting on Jan. 31, will be the first public transport to enter the zone ...

Dec 26, 2014

Nasu contractor hired teen for house fallout decontamination work

A construction firm in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, had hired a high school student under 18 part-time to engage in cleaning of a house garden contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, the municipal government disclosed Thursday. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s guideline ...

Dec 21, 2014

Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and other waste from decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to nearby towns, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The move comes as ...

Dec 16, 2014

Fukushima makes pitch to host some 2020 Olympic events

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Tuesday told the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that the Tohoku prefecture hopes to host some of the preliminary events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase its recovery from the 2011 nuclear accident. “We need to set a goal so ...