Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Jun 6, 2015

Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki told Fukushima Prefecture leaders Friday that the central government plans to nationalize a private facility intended for the disposal of relatively low radioactive waste in the prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori and others, Mochizuki also said ...

Mar 23, 2015

¥189 billion in public money spent on Fukushima cleanup so far

A total of ¥189.2 billion in taxpayers’ money has been spent since fiscal 2011 on decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dealing with the buildup of radioactive water there, according to the Board of Audit. The board also said Monday that ...

Mar 11, 2015

NRA chief warns of ongoing risks at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant four years after a series of meltdowns, the chairman of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there. “There have been quite a few accidents ...