Work begins on interim soil dump near Fukushima No. 1

Feb 3, 2015

Work begins on interim soil dump near Fukushima No. 1

Workers on Tuesday began building interim facilities near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to store contaminated soil and other waste gathered during cleanup work across Fukushima Prefecture. The dump will cover around 16 sq. km and is located in the seaside towns ...

Dec 21, 2014

Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and other waste from decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to nearby towns, sources close to the matter said Sunday. The move comes as ...

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Dec 1, 2014

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Efforts to rebuild areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inched along since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012. Three years and eight months have passed since the natural disasters, which sparked the nuclear crisis at Tokyo ...

Nov 19, 2014

Diet approves bill on collective compensation for nuclear accidents

The Diet on Wednesday enacted a bill that allows Japan to join an international pact on financial liability for nuclear accidents. The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage requires parties to share part of the compensation in the event of a nuclear accident. ...