National Jul 28, 2015

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1

Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to keep radioactive materials from dispersing. Workers used a crane Tuesday to remove one of ...

National Sep 26, 2014

Restarting Fukushima No. 2 plant would be very difficult: Obuchi

Industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Thursday that it will be "very difficult" to restart Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, which escaped severe damage in the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster unlike the No. 1 plant nearby, amid strong calls from locals to ...

Cash cow born in No. 1 cleanup

Business Mar 8, 2014

Cash cow born in No. 1 cleanup

by Mari Yamaguchi

There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technologies and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. With dozens of aging reactors ...

Japan lacks decommissioning experts for Fukushima No. 1

National Dec 18, 2013

Japan lacks decommissioning experts for Fukushima No. 1

by Yuri Kageyama

Japan is incapable of safely decommissioning the devastated Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant alone and must stitch together an international team for the massive undertaking, experts say. However, only halting progress has been made so far. Unlike the United States and some European countries, Japan has ...