Dec 19, 2014

Hundreds of Fukushima evacuees sue Tepco for ¥6 billion

More than 340 people forced to evacuate by the atomic meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in 2011 filed a lawsuit Friday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. demanding around ¥6 billion in compensation. In the case, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the ...

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. ...