Sep 17, 2014

Japan's plutonium stockpile jumps to 47 tons in 2013

Japan possessed about 47.1 tons of plutonium in and outside the country as of the end of 2013, up some 2.9 tons from the year before, the Cabinet Office said Tuesday. Newly added were 2.3 tons generated through spent fuel reprocessing outsourced to Britain ...

Sep 10, 2014

Kagoshima nuclear plant gets safety OK, moves closer to resumption

A nuclear plant operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. obtained a safety clearance from regulators Wednesday, becoming the first to meet new regulations imposed following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. With the approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the two reactors at the ...

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

Sep 6, 2014

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that it decided ...