May 20, 2015

Tepco may have to pay nuclear compensation to businesses longer

The Abe administration and the ruling coalition are working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to businesses affected by the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by one year, according to officials. In response to strong pressure ...

May 19, 2015

Tepco looking to sell some uranium stockpiles to cut costs

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is planning to sell part of its uranium stockpiles for nuclear power generation in the current business year to cut costs amid uncertainty over the restart of idled nuclear plants, a company document obtained by Kyodo News showed Monday. Tepco ...

Apr 25, 2015

Radioactive soil removed from Tokyo park

Workers have removed radioactive soil from a Tokyo playground where extremely high radiation levels had frightened local residents for days, official said. Soil underneath a slide at the municipal park in the Ikebukuro district showed radiation readings of up to 480 microsieverts per hour. ...

Apr 10, 2015

Dozen Fukushima residents to attend NPT review conference in N.Y.

A major anti-nuclear group said Friday it will send 12 people from Fukushima to New York to convey the lessons learned so far from the prefecture’s triple core meltdown in 2011 to mark the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference starting later this month. ...

Mar 21, 2015

Food list for cesium tests to be shortened: ministry

The health ministry plans to shorten the list of food being tested for cesium fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster as the number of tainted items is falling. Based on test results so far, the ministry will exclude 20 items including broccoli, plums and ...