Tag - decontamination



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 5, 2019
Three Vietnamese sue Fukushima firm over decontamination work at crippled nuclear facility
Three Vietnamese have sued a construction firm for damages, claiming they were exposed to radiation after the company had them engage in decontamination work related to the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture.
Apr 18, 2018
More Vietnamese trainees made to conduct Fukushima decontamination work, union says
Three more Vietnamese men in a foreign trainee program in Japan were made to take part in radioactive decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the March 2011 nuclear crisis, their supporters said Wednesday.
Feb 16, 2018
Fukushima town of Namie to launch radioactive decontamination work around May
Around May, decontamination work will begin in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to make some of its most radioactive areas habitable again, the government said.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2017
Contractor overcharging Iwaki, Tamura for decontamination workers' lodging expenses in Fukushima
A construction company on Friday disclosed that has been padding the lodging bills of the decontamination workers involved in decommissioning work related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2017
In Fukushima, a land where few return
The evacuation orders for most of the village of Iitate have been lifted. But where are the people?
Japan Times
May 10, 2017
Fukushima village begins sowing rice for first time since nuclear crisis
Rice planting for commercial sales began on Wednesday in a village in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2017
Real cost of Fukushima disaster will reach ¥70 trillion, or triple government's estimate: think tank
A private think tank says the total cost of the Fukushima disaster could reach ¥70 trillion ($626 billion), or more than three times the government's latest estimate.
Feb 10, 2017
Cabinet OKs bill to let Tepco tap state funds for decontamination, bullying measures
The Cabinet on Friday approved a bill enabling state funds to be used to decontaminate areas tainted by fallout from the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2016
Fukushima's ¥8 trillion cleanup leaves foreign firms in the cold
Cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear plant — a task predicted to cost 86 times the amount earmarked for decommissioning Japan's first commercial reactor — is the mother of all salvage jobs. Still, foreign firms with decades of experience are seeing little of the spoils.
Dec 20, 2016
Government to help fund Fukushima decontamination, easing Tepco's burden
The Cabinet decides that the central government will help pay to decontaminate areas worst hit by the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns.
Dec 26, 2014
Nasu contractor hired teen for house fallout decontamination work
A construction firm in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, had hired a high school student under 18 part-time to engage in cleaning of a house garden contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, the municipal government disclosed Thursday.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2014
Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow
Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end.
Sep 1, 2014
Fukushima governor tells ministers prefecture accepts radioactive waste
Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato on Monday told two Cabinet ministers that he will accept a central government plan to store radioactive waste from decontamination following the March 2011 nuclear disaster for up to 30 years in the prefecture.
Aug 27, 2014
Fukushima nuclear crisis estimated to cost ¥11 trillion: study
The Fukushima nuclear accident will cost an estimated ¥11.08 trillion, almost double the government projection made at the end of 2011, according to a recent study by Japanese college professors.
Aug 19, 2014
Firm rapped for neglecting to get Fukushima decontamination workers health checks
A Yokohama-based firm has been reprimanded for not having its workers undergo required health checks after sending them to Fukushima Prefecture for decontamination work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 17, 2014
Scientist weighs homecoming risks in Fukushima
When scientist Junko Nakanishi stepped into radiation-contaminated towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture 10 months after the nuclear power plant meltdowns of 2011, she realized how difficult the job of decontamination would be.
Jul 20, 2014
New radiation measurement method spreads confusion
Confusion is spreading among towns and cities tasked with radiation cleanup in the face of a new decontamination policy to be released by the Environment Ministry as early as this month.
Apr 27, 2014
Kawauchi residents OK'd for overnight stays in hot zone
The 276 villagers in Kawauchi finally get permission to stay overnight at their homes in the hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 plant, but just 40 come back.
Apr 4, 2014
Tepco sets up decommissioning body for No. 1 plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it will coordinate the protracted, difficult decommissioning process for the meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant through a new internal body.
Feb 13, 2014
Residents of Fukushima town reject government's waste storage plans
Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato urged the central government Wednesday to drop one of three towns from a list of sites earmarked for the construction of facilities to store highly radioactive waste from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster.


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