NPO launches digital archives on Fukushima nuclear disaster

Jul 31, 2015

NPO launches digital archives on Fukushima nuclear disaster

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A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization has launched a digital archive of public documents on the 2011 nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, so people can examine whether administrative bodies have pursued appropriate policies since the disaster started. There are currently over 3,000 documents ...

Fukushima in the frame for robot, drone testing center

Jul 8, 2015

Fukushima in the frame for robot, drone testing center

A center dedicated to testing next-generation robots is set to be built in Fukushima Prefecture under plans being developed by the Japanese government. Government officials said it was planned to put the center into use around 2017 as a core part of its strategy ...

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Jul 7, 2015

Austria challenges atomic power assumptions in Europe

Austria’s announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country’s solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe. Since the late 1970s, Austria has been fiercely anti-nuclear, starting with an ...

Jul 4, 2015

Fuel ready to be brought to Sendai nuclear reactor

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has finished part of its pre-use inspection of the No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear plant, NRA officials said Friday. Fuel can thus be bought to the reactor, according to the officials. Kyushu Electric, which aims ...