Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Jul 10, 2015

Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will deploy large-capacity water cannon systems at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture to prevent diffusion of radioactive materials in case of a disaster. Five sets of the system comprising a pumper and a water cannon ...

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 ...