Sep 2, 2015

Ex-Fukushima No. 1 worker sues Tepco over cancer

A former worker at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has filed a damages suit against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and others, claiming that he developed cancer due to exposure to radiation after the March 2011 nuclear disaster. His lawyers said Tuesday the suit, ...

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

Aug 28, 2015

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Thursday to locate the world’s first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation. The storage facility, set to become fully operational ...

Aug 11, 2015

Sendai nuclear power plant restart

The restart of operations at the Sendai plant should serve as an occasion for the government, the power industry and the public to reassess the sustainability of nuclear power generation in this country.

Aug 5, 2015

NRA approves long-term operating plan for Sendai nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s management plans, which are required to operate its reactor at the Sendai plant for more than 30 years. The approval came days before the unit’s planned restart under stricter safety requirements imposed following ...

Jul 21, 2015

3,100 Fukushima residents file for damages from Tepco

Around 3,100 residents in the city of Fukushima are demanding ¥18.3 billion in damages related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, lawyers said. A total of 3,107 residents of the Watari district want an out-of-court settlement for ...

Jul 14, 2015

Tepco should update its nuclear emergency manual: IAEA inspectors

International nuclear inspectors have told Tokyo Electric Power Co. to update its emergency manual to reflect new safety measures imposed after the crisis at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 plant began. The order came after a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency completed ...