Feb 11, 2015

Tepco offers to keep contract with Japan Atomic Power

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to keep its business contract with Japan Atomic Power Co. in place if the nuclear power firm helps Tepco decommission its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, informed sources said Wednesday. Japan Atomic Power relies on basic fees it ...

Work begins on interim soil dump near Fukushima No. 1

Feb 3, 2015

Work begins on interim soil dump near Fukushima No. 1

Workers on Tuesday began building interim facilities near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to store contaminated soil and other waste gathered during cleanup work across Fukushima Prefecture. The dump will cover around 16 sq. km and is located in the seaside towns ...

Feb 3, 2015

Tepco unlikely to complete ice wall by March

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will probably not meet its target of completing by the end of March the first section of frozen soil shields to curb the buildup of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Construction is being delayed by two ...

FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

Jan 30, 2015

FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

FamilyMart Co. reopened a convenience store Friday in the town of Naraha, most of which remains a designated evacuation zone from the 2011 core meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture. The store, located along a national highway on the Pacific coast, was closed after being engulfed ...

Jan 27, 2015

Fishermen oppose dumping radioactive water into sea

The National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations called on the Abe administration Tuesday not to allow the release of radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea. The request came after the Nuclear Regulation Authority concluded that it will be ...

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

Jan 27, 2015

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

by Keiji Hirano

In the days of uncertainty immediately following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, documentary filmmaker Masako Sakata turned to a book written by her late mother, an anti-nuclear campaigner, to try to make sense of what was happening. The book, “Please Listen,” is a ...