No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

Dec 17, 2015

No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

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The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised. How long will it take to decommission the three breached reactors, and how will it be accomplished, when not even robots ...

Dec 3, 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Kan loses libel suit against Abe

A Japanese court rejected Thursday an ¥11 million damages claim filed by former Prime Minister Naoto Kan over alleged defamation through an email newsletter by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that discussed how Kan responded to the 2011 nuclear disaster. In the lawsuit filed ...

Dec 1, 2015

Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family’s lawyers said. The settlement was reached Tuesday in the Tokyo District ...

U.S. eyes extending life of nuclear plants to 80 years

Nov 28, 2015

U.S. eyes extending life of nuclear plants to 80 years

The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it is safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed. The majority of the nation’s 99 reactors have already received 20-year extensions to their original ...