May 20, 2015

Regional power rate disparities said widening

Japan has seen regional disparities in electricity rates widening, largely depending on how much power firms relied on nuclear energy before the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant started in March 2011. The disparities are drawing attention ahead ...

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

Apr 8, 2015

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

A new high school adjacent to the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday welcomed its first students, including many who fled the area as the 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded. The prefecture-run Futaba Mirai Gakuen High School in the town Hirono has 152 ...

U.S. Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A U.S. science advisory report says the Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to America’s nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios. That means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar storms, multiple failures and situations that seem freakishly ...