Dec 28, 2013

Nuclear pact talks to start with Saudis

The Abe administration will launch talks with Saudi Arabia next spring to conclude a nuclear power pact and allow Japanese businesses to export atomic-related infrastructure to the oil-rich nation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who sees such exports as a key component for economic growth, ...

Capturing the eerie beauty of Chernobyl

| Apr 17, 2011

Capturing the eerie beauty of Chernobyl

by Eriko Arita

Pripyat, Ukraine, has been a ghost town for the last 25 years. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s No. 4 reactor experienced a sudden power surge resulting in several explosions and fires that sent a massive amount of nuclear debris into ...

Disaster analysis you may not hear elsewhere

Mar 20, 2011

Disaster analysis you may not hear elsewhere

by Eriko Arita

The seemingly limited information being provided by both the government and the operating company, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), about the ongoing disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is a source of widespread public concern. However, a nonprofit organization focused on ...