May 31, 2016

Germany readying law on nuclear waste storage costs

The German Cabinet plans to approve a draft law on Aug. 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Economy Ministry timetable seen by Reuters on ...

May 19, 2016

Fukui Prefecture plans tax on spent nuclear fuel

The Fukui Prefectural Government is planning to submit an ordinance to an assembly session next month that calls for a tax on spent nuclear fuel stored at nuclear plants in the prefecture, informed sources said Thursday. The ordinance is aimed at encouraging nuclear plant ...

Feb 5, 2016

Government OKs multiple-site storage of radioactive waste

The Environment Ministry has allowed Ibaraki Prefecture to continue storing waste contaminated with radioactive substances from the March 2011 nuclear disaster in multiple locations for the time being. The ministry on Thursday supported ongoing use of the multiple-site storage option at a meeting with ...