Completion of Joban Expressway stirs Tohoku reconstruction hopes

Mar 2, 2015

Completion of Joban Expressway stirs Tohoku reconstruction hopes

The last section of the Joban Expressway finally opened to traffic Sunday after delays caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost four years ago. The 300.4-km-long highway, which runs along the Pacific coast, now links the Tokyo metropolitan area with Tohoku and is expected ...

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 ...