Japan brings life to nuclear accident fund

National Jan 20, 2015

Japan brings life to nuclear accident fund

An international pact on nuclear disaster compensation will enter into force April 15 after Japan signed on to the treaty last week, and a fund will be created to help victims of accidents like the one at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in ...

Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

World Dec 4, 2014

Ukraine says no danger after accident at nuclear plant

An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN. Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said the accident occurred Nov. 28 ...

National Nov 1, 2013

Japan may join pact on compensation for nuke damage

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that legislation may be submitted to the Diet early next year for ratifying an international pact on compensation for nuclear accidents. "We will work to submit the bills at an appropriate time next year," Kishida told reporters, noting the ...

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

National Oct 19, 2013

Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy

by Jun Hongo

While Tokyo Municipal Government officials were rubbing their hands with glee after winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics following their failed attempt to win the 2016 Games, it's perhaps fair to say that not everyone in other parts of the country shared ...