National Sep 9, 2016

Tokai nuclear fuel plant to take 70 years to decommission: JAEA

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has revealed it will take about 70 years to fully dismantle its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture. It is the first time that the agency has given a specific time frame for the decommissioning ...

Editorials May 31, 2013

Ill-prepared for nuclear accidents

The exposure of 33 researchers to radiation on May 23 at a Japan Atomic Energy Agency research facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, revealed the JAEA's failure to uphold basic safety standards. Education and science minister Mr. Hakubun Shimomura said May 28 that the ministry ...

Editorials May 18, 2013

Shut Monju down permanently

The Abe government should give up on the trouble-plagued Monju fast-breeder reactor project after the Nuclear Regulation Authority cited safety management problems.