Aug 12, 2015

Power plant operators to invest ¥3 trillion on safety measures

Eleven nuclear power plant operators plan to invest a total of ¥3 trillion on a variety of safety measures, informed sources said Tuesday. The safety measures include installing breakwaters and ensuring emergency power sources are available. In addition, the companies are required to implement ...

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

Jun 20, 2015

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

More than half a century after the world’s first commercial nuclear plant went into operation in the United States, the industry may finally be nearing a way to store radioactive waste underground permanently. The world has 270,000 tons of used fuel stockpiled, much of ...

Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Jun 6, 2015

Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki told Fukushima Prefecture leaders Friday that the central government plans to nationalize a private facility intended for the disposal of relatively low radioactive waste in the prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori and others, Mochizuki also said ...