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 ...

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Jun 25, 2015

Shareholders pressure utilities to ditch nuclear power

Shareholders and politicians on Thursday urged the nation’s top utilities to exit nuclear power as the central government moves to restart reactors idled by public safety fears in the wake of the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011. Despite a number of ...

Jun 18, 2015

Cleanup of U.S. uranium plant expected to take decades more

The cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in the state of Ohio is expected to take another three decades or more, U.S. energy officials say. The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Midwestern United States, produced enriched uranium until it ceased operations in ...

Spent-nuclear fuel issues plague restarts

May 26, 2015

Spent-nuclear fuel issues plague restarts

Spent fuel at the Hamaoka nuclear power station in Shizuoka Prefecture could exceed the capacity of storage pools some two years after the plant is restarted — much sooner than the previously assumed eight years, according to sources. The faster pace is because the ...