Feb 5, 2016

Government OKs multiple-site storage of radioactive waste

The Environment Ministry has allowed Ibaraki Prefecture to continue storing waste contaminated with radioactive substances from the March 2011 nuclear disaster in multiple locations for the time being. The ministry on Thursday supported ongoing use of the multiple-site storage option at a meeting with ...

Jan 11, 2016

Singapore to consider easing restrictions on Fukushima food items

Singapore has agreed to “positively” consider a request to ease import restrictions on food and other farm products from Fukushima Prefecture, according to Japanese officials. Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s national development minister, said in a meeting Sunday with agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama that he will ...

Jan 9, 2016

Fukushima nuclear evacuees fall below 100,000

As the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis approaches, the number of residents of the northeastern prefecture who are still living as evacuees has fallen below 100,000, a survey by the prefectural government revealed Friday. According to the survey, 56,463 evacuees ...