Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Mar 10, 2015

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter, Yuna, in the March 2011 tsunami. Now he fears he may lose his land, too, as the central government wants to build a sprawling radioactive waste storage site in the shadow of the wrecked Fukushima ...

Illegal rubble dumping blights Ibaraki mountains

Nov 25, 2014

Illegal rubble dumping blights Ibaraki mountains

Mountains northeast of Tokyo have become blighted by tons of toxic waste and industrial rubble dumped by unscrupulous contractors, including some hired to clear debris from areas hit by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. By the summer, more than 100 ...

Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

Oct 19, 2013

Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

by adam Plowright

Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the runway nears, billowing smoke in the middle distance reveals an environmental calamity. Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, Male, is surrounded by ...

Feb 26, 2013

Japan to rethink candidate sites for nuclear waste disposal

The Environment Ministry said Monday that it will restart the process to select candidate final storage sites for radioactive waste from the triple-meltdown disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant, because residents living near the current chosen locations are up ...