National Sep 30, 2016

Toshiba says uranium built up beyond company limit at U.S. plant

Toshiba Corp. said Thursday a buildup of material found inside a plant of its U.S. unit, Westinghouse Electric Co., contained an amount of uranium three times higher than the facility's internally set limit. There were no safety consequences or any health or environmental impacts from ...

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 ...

Jaczko recalls chaos of Fukushima early days

National Mar 12, 2014

Jaczko recalls chaos of Fukushima early days

by Kazuaki Nagata

The central government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. fell into chaos when the triple meltdown crisis started at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission also faced a tough crisis-management situation characterized by limited information and mounting pressure to ...

National Mar 12, 2014

Radiation from stricken plant not reaching U.S. West Coast waters: NRC chief

Claims that radiation from the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is contaminating U.S. waters are "simply not correct," Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said on the disaster's third anniversary. Radioactive water hasn't reached the coast and any Pacific Ocean samples with residue from ...