Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

National Oct 31, 2018

Mito and Chiba cities sign nuclear accident evacuation accord

The municipal government of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture —located near a nuclear power plant — signed an accord Wednesday that will allow its residents to take shelter in six municipalities further away from the complex in the case of an accident. The arrangement aims to facilitate ...

Security lapse sparks evacuation at Frankfurt airport

World Aug 8, 2018

Security lapse sparks evacuation at Frankfurt airport

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday following a lapse in security in which a French family of four were allowed to leave the secure zone despite testing positive for explosives, federal police said. After the alarm had been raised, the ...

Kepco brings No. 3 reactor at Fukui plant back online

National Mar 14, 2018

Kepco brings No. 3 reactor at Fukui plant back online

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Wednesday restarted a reactor at its Oi plant on the Sea of Japan coast, located close to two other units already online, amid lingering safety concerns following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. It is the first time that multiple nuclear reactors ...

Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

World Aug 31, 2017

Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

Around 60,000 inhabitants of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt will be ordered to leave their homes on Sunday while a large World War II bomb discovered at a building site is made safe, the police said. Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, Frankfurt's Goethe University, and at ...