Nov 2, 2016

New utilities may have to chip in for Fukushima compensation costs

The industry ministry is planning to demand that new power industry entrants shoulder a portion of the compensation payments stemming from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and to do the same for any future nuclear accidents, sources said Wednesday. The Ministry ...

Oct 27, 2016

Taiwan looks to ease Fukushima-linked curbs on Japan food products

Taiwan is considering phasing out restrictions on the import of food products from five Japanese prefectures banned in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns. Deputy Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung told Kyodo News that the administration is working toward the direction of ...

Sep 21, 2016

Typhoon rain raises tainted Fukushima plant groundwater to surface

Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas caused contaminated groundwater to rise to ground level at the radiation-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Tuesday night, raising fears of tainted water flooding out to the plant's port area, its operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. ...

Sep 20, 2016

Panel to examine options for wrecked Fukushima plant

A panel of experts will discuss reforms at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., including the costly plans to scrap its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday. The costs of decommissioning the plant, ravaged by the 2011 triple meltdown, ...

| Aug 14, 2016

Fukushima tourism making strong progress on recovery

Tourism in Fukushima Prefecture approached a milestone in fiscal 2015 after recovering to nearly 90 percent of where it was before the nuclear disaster unfolded in March 2011, the prefectural government said in a recent tourism report. In the year ended March 31, the prefecture ...