Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

Oct 2, 2015

Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

A police station near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant restarted some operations Thursday. Futaba Police Station in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka had been unusable since the March 2011 reactor meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant. At a ...

Sep 26, 2015

Fukushima dairy farmers to restart shipments

Dairy farmers who were forced to suspend business following the 2011 nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant plan to restart milk shipments as early as this year, with a new large-scale stock farm completed in the city of ...

Sep 21, 2015

Visitors to nuclear power PR centers drop

The number of visitors to 14 public relations centers for nuclear power generation fell 35 percent over the past five years. The number dropped to 750,000 in fiscal 2014 from 1.15 million in fiscal 2009, before the March 2011 catastrophe at Tokyo Electric Power ...

Sep 15, 2015

Japan pledges open info-sharing at IAEA on Fukushima No. 1

Japan’s nuclear energy promotion chief vowed in Vienna on Monday to continue work to decommission the reactors and contain the water crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in a transparent manner. In his speech at the annual meeting of the International ...

Sep 14, 2015

End the nuclear 'safety myth'

The International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on the Fukushima disaster provides a stark lesson on the need to avoid slipping into the same old "safety myth" surrounding nuclear power.

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Sep 12, 2015

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Bags filled with grass and soil from work to remove radioactive substances spewed by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were swept away in the flooding of rivers in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said. A total of 82 of the bags ...