Jan 3, 2017

Fate of Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant remains unknown

The government is struggling to decide the future of Tepco’s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant, which has been suspended since the March 2011 disaster.There have been increasing calls for decommissioning the power plant located just a few kilometers south of the wrecked Fukushima ...

Jul 30, 2014

Nuclear watchdog may raise radiation exposure limit for emergencies

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it is considering raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies, from the current 100 millisieverts.“We cannot completely deny the possibility” that accidents involving radiation exceeding the current limit would occur in the future, NRA ...

Oct 1, 2013

Motegi: Scrap Fukushima No. 2 plant

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi has suggested he supports local calls to scrap the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, located near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 complex.“Thinking about the current feelings of the people in Fukushima Prefecture, I don’t think we ...