U.S. eyes extending life of nuclear plants to 80 years

Nov 28, 2015

U.S. eyes extending life of nuclear plants to 80 years

The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it is safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed. The majority of the nation’s 99 reactors have already received 20-year extensions to their original ...

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Sep 12, 2015

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Bags filled with grass and soil from work to remove radioactive substances spewed by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were swept away in the flooding of rivers in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said. A total of 82 of the bags ...

Jul 21, 2015

3,100 Fukushima residents file for damages from Tepco

Around 3,100 residents in the city of Fukushima are demanding ¥18.3 billion in damages related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, lawyers said. A total of 3,107 residents of the Watari district want an out-of-court settlement for ...