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 ...

Feb 3, 2015

Tepco unlikely to complete ice wall by March

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will probably not meet its target of completing by the end of March the first section of frozen soil shields to curb the buildup of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Construction is being delayed by two ...