Trains resume runs in hot zone

Jun 1, 2014

Trains resume runs in hot zone

Trains resumed operation Sunday on part of the Joban Line in Fukushima Prefecture, marking the first runs in the hot zone since the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. “I’m happy to be back in Naraha by train,” said Tomohiro Sakamoto, 7, after ...

May 31, 2014

It might take 32 hours to exit Shimane in nuclear emergency

It could take as long as 32 hours to evacuate all residents within 30 km of the Shimane nuclear power plant if a severe accident occurs, the Shimane and Tottori prefectural governments estimated Friday. The estimate, presented at a meeting of the central government’s ...

Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant

May 17, 2014

Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant

Radiation has spiked to all-time highs at five monitoring points in waters adjacent to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday. The measurements follow similar highs detected in groundwater at the plant. Officials of Tepco, as ...

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

May 9, 2014

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

Fish caught off southern Fukushima Prefecture near Iwaki traded at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Friday for the first time since the core meltdowns hit the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011. The varieties sold Friday were caught during trial ...

May 4, 2014

Only 27 residents return to Miyakoji

Only 27 evacuees from the Miyakoji district in the radiation-tainted city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have returned to their homes since the district’s evacuation advisory was lifted on April 1, it has been learned. The Tamura Municipal Government had expected 90 residents from 27 ...