May 31, 2016

Germany readying law on nuclear waste storage costs

The German Cabinet plans to approve a draft law on Aug. 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Economy Ministry timetable seen by Reuters on ...

Feb 10, 2015

U.S. derails amendment to toughen nuclear safety pact: diplomats

The United States has derailed a proposal to toughen nuclear safety standards by amending a global atomic treaty, diplomats said, with opponents of the move arguing it would get mired in lengthy parliamentary ratification.Months of wrangling about the future of the 77-nation Convention on ...

Jan 9, 2014

Tepco's flawed turnaround plan

Tepco should further streamline its operations and explore new avenues of business growth, such as the retail sale of electricity in parts of Japan, rather than return to its old model that depended on nuclear power for profitability.

LDP policy chief retracts Fukushima comments

/ Jun 20, 2013

LDP policy chief retracts Fukushima comments

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Facing flak from both the opposition — and her own party — Sanae Takaichi, policy chief for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, retracted earlier remarks that no one was killed in the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns and that the government should restart reactors nationwide.Takaichi told ...

Jun 18, 2013

NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1

The Nuclear Regulation Authority denied Monday that the Great East Japan Earthquake damaged piping related to critical cooling equipment in the building housing reactor 1 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant before the tsunami hit.The NRA made the assertion after inspecting the building ...

Namie doctor refuses to abandon residents

Jun 14, 2013

Namie doctor refuses to abandon residents

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Shunji Sekine, 71, opened a temporary clinic in early May in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to examine residents who began visiting their homes after evacuating the coastal town during the 2011 nuclear disaster.“It would be a problem if they got injured during their temporary visits,” ...

Widow in farmer suicide sues Tepco

/ May 31, 2013

Widow in farmer suicide sues Tepco

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A Filipino woman whose Japanese husband committed suicide after his dairy farming business was decimated by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is suing Tokyo Electric Power Co. for about ¥126 million.“Had there not been that nuclear disaster, he would still be alive,” Vanessa ...