Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

Dec 4, 2014

Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN. Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said the accident occurred Nov. ...

Sep 29, 2014

Iodine pills distributed near Ehime, Saga nuclear plants

Iodine pills have been distributed to people living near nuclear power plants in Ehime and Saga prefectures for emergency use in the event of a radiation release. The pills flood the body to prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive isotopes of iodine, like ...

May 30, 2014

Sendai evac plan may take 29 hours: Kagoshima

The Kagoshima Prefectural Government estimates it will take about 29 hours for most people living within 30 km of the Sendai nuclear power plant to flee by vehicle in case of a serious nuclear accident. The estimate Thursday comes at a time when Kyushu ...

Nov 1, 2013

Japan may join pact on compensation for nuke damage

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that legislation may be submitted to the Diet early next year for ratifying an international pact on compensation for nuclear accidents. “We will work to submit the bills at an appropriate time next year,” Kishida told reporters, noting ...

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

Oct 19, 2013

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

by Jun Hongo

While Tokyo Municipal Government officials were rubbing their hands with glee after winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics following their failed attempt to win the 2016 Games, it’s perhaps fair to say that not everyone in other parts of the country shared ...