Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not

| Oct 21, 2013

Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not

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Earlier this month, delegates from over 130 nations gathered in Kumamoto to launch the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The U.N.-brokered treaty aims to limit mercury use and emissions. It comes at a time when the U.N. Environmental Program warns half of all global anthropogenic ...

IAEA to vet Pacific radiation checks

Oct 10, 2013

IAEA to vet Pacific radiation checks

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will arrive in Japan in late November to undertake joint radiation monitoring of the sea around the Fukushima No. 1 plant, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Thursday. The decision was conveyed during talks between the NRA's commissioners and ...

Aug 22, 2013

Fishing off Fukushima suspended for indefinite period

A fisheries co-op in Soma Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, said Thursday it will end its trial catch at the end of this month, signaling an indefinite halt to all local fishing operations off the prefecture because of the constant flow of highly radioactive water from ...

Aug 22, 2013

Fukushima fishermen delay resuming business due to toxic water leak

A fisheries cooperative in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, that has voluntarily suspended business since the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant decided Wednesday to postpone a trial operation set for Sept. 5. The cooperative has yet to pick a new date. Masakazu ...

Toxic groundwater reaching sea: NRA

Jul 10, 2013

Toxic groundwater reaching sea: NRA

The Nuclear Regulation Authority says it strongly suspects highly radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is seeping into the ground and contaminating the Pacific