Law to make Tepco retain money for decommissioning costs

Jan 14, 2017

Law to make Tepco retain money for decommissioning costs

The government plans to legally oblige Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to retain money to cover costs for decommissioning its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Jiji Press has learned. A draft of a bill to revise the law on the Nuclear ...

Jan 5, 2017

Pair of strong late-night quakes jolt Fukushima, Ibaraki

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake and another of magnitude-5.8 struck Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures early Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. The earthquakes occurred at 12:44 a.m. and 2:53 a.m., originating at depths of about 60 km and 30 km off the ...

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

Jan 4, 2017

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

Japan’s Yukiya Amano is set to be re-elected unopposed as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. With no opposition apparently being voiced against his re-election, the 69-year-old Japanese is expected to stay on as the director-general of the International ...

Dec 31, 2016

Magnitude-5.6 quake strikes off Fukushima

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture early Saturday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. The 5:08 a.m. temblor, which originated at a depth of about 20 km, registered 4 on the Japanese ...