Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Mar 13, 2015

Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Japan has yet to devise a final disposal plan for radioactive soil that will be stored at an interim facility in Fukushima Prefecture on the understanding that the soil will be moved elsewhere within 30 years. In February, the central government began building the ...

Mar 11, 2015

China approves new nuclear reactors in industry revival

China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project in two years. The Cabinet’s planning agency approved construction of two additional reactors at a power plant in the northeastern province of Liaoning, a unit of state-owned China ...

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

Mar 10, 2015

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

One of the towns evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said Tuesday. The deserted town of Futaba, one of the two that host the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, ...

Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

Mar 9, 2015

Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

The Abe administration is looking to fast-track industry-friendly regulation to give Japan’s drone sector an edge over the United States. Companies from motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor Co. to security firm Secom Co. are readying drone technology and services as advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo ...