The unintentional causes of 'abandonment'

Mar 15, 2017

The unintentional causes of 'abandonment'

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Six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the Tohoku region, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and triggering meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant that has left a deeply embedded mistrust of nuclear ...

Fukushima governor unhappy with Abe's disaster anniversary speech

Mar 14, 2017

Fukushima governor unhappy with Abe's disaster anniversary speech

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori signaled his displeasure with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s failure to refer directly to the nuclear crisis during a speech at Saturday’s government-sponsored memorial ceremony for the March 2011 disaster. “I felt at odds (with his speech) as a Fukushima resident,” ...

Mar 13, 2017

Another reduction coming for Fukushima nuclear evacuation area

The radiation evacuation area in Fukushima Prefecture will shrink to 30 percent of its initial size by April 1, six years after the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Of the 11 municipalities within the originally designated evacuation area, five ...