Feb 5, 2016

Government OKs multiple-site storage of radioactive waste

The Environment Ministry has allowed Ibaraki Prefecture to continue storing waste contaminated with radioactive substances from the March 2011 nuclear disaster in multiple locations for the time being. The ministry on Thursday supported ongoing use of the multiple-site storage option at a meeting with ...

Mar 18, 2015

Two more power companies to scrap aging nuclear reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. and Chugoku Electric Power Co. decided Wednesday to decommission two aging reactors, following a similar move the previous day by the operators of two other nuclear power plants, amid safety concerns in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. ...

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow

| Sep 22, 2014

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow


Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end. The government initially hoped ...