Nov 17, 2014

Japan's carbon dioxide emissions hit record high

Carbon dioxide emitted by Japan hit a record high in the year to March due to the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, an official said Monday. Carbon dioxide emissions related to the use of nonrenewables reached 1.224 billion ...

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Nov 3, 2014

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Drills were held Sunday and Monday to respond to a severe accident at the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. The drill assumed that Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s power plant had been hit at 8 a.m. Sunday by an earthquake measuring upper 6 on ...

Hokkaido Electric wins government OK to raise rates

Oct 14, 2014

Hokkaido Electric wins government OK to raise rates

The government on Tuesday approved Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s plan to raise household electricity bills by 15.3 percent on average, with the surge in fossil fuel costs weighing on the utility’s business in the absence of nuclear power generation following the 2011 Fukushima crisis. ...

Aug 19, 2014

Fukushima exports first batch of rice since meltdowns to Singapore

Exports of Fukushima-grown rice have resumed after being suspended by the nuclear crisis in March 2011 amid soaring concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday. A shipment of 300 kg of Koshihikari brand rice produced in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, has arrived ...

Aug 5, 2014

Restart of Sendai reactors unlikely before winter

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it won’t be able until late September or October to submit documents necessary for regulatory safety checks of two of its nuclear reactors. This means it is unlikely that reactors 1 and 2 at the nuclear power station ...