Dec 19, 2014

Taiwan says 3/11 ban on Japanese food exports to remain in place

Taiwan will continue to ban food imports from five prefectures tainted by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster despite Tokyo’s efforts to apply stricter export inspections. An official at the Health and Welfare Ministry said Friday the import ban will remain in place and ...

Nov 19, 2014

Diet approves bill on collective compensation for nuclear accidents

The Diet on Wednesday enacted a bill that allows Japan to join an international pact on financial liability for nuclear accidents. The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage requires parties to share part of the compensation in the event of a nuclear accident. ...

Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup

Nov 16, 2014

Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup

More than three years into the massive cleanup of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the wrecked reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. Instead, nearly ...

Nov 6, 2014

Man admits selling radioactive samples

A man from Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, is to be prosecuted for selling radioactive substances without a permit, Tokyo police said Thursday. The 54-year-old man has admitted to selling samples of americium-241 to eight people, said the police, who referred the case to prosecutors. Some ...

Tepco removes all spent fuel rods from reactor 4 pool

Nov 5, 2014

Tepco removes all spent fuel rods from reactor 4 pool

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it had finished removing all used fuel from the storage pool in the reactor 4 building, leaving only less-risky unused material in the pool. But dismantling the entire facility still has to overcome the high levels of radioactive ...