Mar 7, 2017

Mayor gives OK to restart two Genkai reactors

A Saga Prefecture mayor approved a plan Tuesday to restart two nuclear reactors in his town, a step toward the resumption of the nation’s third atomic power plant since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. “While taking the assembly’s approval seriously, I decided to accept the ...

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Jan 17, 2017

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels. The dispute stems from the Spanish government’s decision in late December to authorize the building of a nuclear waste depot ...

Jan 8, 2017

Energy policy needs overhaul

Japan’s energy policy is at a crossroads. The government’s basic energy plan revised in 2014 — after the March 2011 triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima No. 1 plant led to the shutdown of most of the nation’s nuclear power reactors — continued ...

Jan 3, 2017

Fate of Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant remains unknown

The government is struggling to decide the future of Tepco’s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant, which has been suspended since the March 2011 disaster. There have been increasing calls for decommissioning the power plant located just a few kilometers south of the wrecked ...

Dec 23, 2016

The cost of cleaning up Fukushima

Government funding for decontamination in the most heavily radiated parts of Fukushima Prefecture will blur Tepco's financial responsibility for the devastation it caused through the 2011 nuclear disaster.