Feb 20, 2014

Group to study DNA of cows near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists have launched a study to analyze the effects of radiation exposure on cows raised near the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Researchers from Kitasato University and the University of South Carolina have begun analyzing the DNA ...

Feb 19, 2014

Whistle-blower fired from U.S. nuke site

A whistle-blower who raised safety concerns at the most polluted nuclear weapons production site in the U.S. was fired Tuesday from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Donna Busche’s complaints are part of a string of whistle-blower and other claims related to the ...

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Feb 1, 2014

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co. decommissioned the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at its meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday. The two units were the only ones that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit ...

Jan 21, 2014

Shiga ups Biwa's Fukui fallout threat

If a Fukushima-style nuclear disaster were to occur in Fukui Prefecture, 26 percent of the surface of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture would receive radioactive fallout exceeding the country’s threshold allowable for drinking water, Shiga officials speculated Tuesday. The prefecture’s forecast, disclosed the same ...

Disaster debris trains make final run

Jan 13, 2014

Disaster debris trains make final run

The cargo trains dedicated to bringing disaster debris from Tohoku to Tokyo ended operations Monday because the volume of the rubble has been substantially reduced two years and 10 months after a massive offshore earthquake and tsunami wrecked its Pacific coastline in March 2011. ...

Jan 12, 2014

Lifting of evacuation advisory looms for tainted Tamura

The radiation evacuation advisory imposed on part of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, might be lifted in April at the request of residents, it has been learned. The area would be the first in the former exclusion zone set up during the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear ...