IAEA acknowledges improvement in Japan's nuclear inspections

National Jan 21, 2020

IAEA acknowledges improvement in Japan's nuclear inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday that Japan "had strengthened inspections" as a team of experts from the U.N. nuclear watchdog wound up an eight-day trip to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the country. Among the achievements of the ...

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Business Jan 10, 2020

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Thursday his country had lifted restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, due to a lower risk of radioactive contamination. Locsin said during a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Manila that ...

World / Science & Health Jan 9, 2020

U.S. won't yet ban exports of bomb-grade uranium

The U.S. Energy Department has waived a ban on licenses for the export of weapons-grade uranium for making medical isotopes, a move that critics said raises proliferation risks and undermines companies that are converting to safer materials. Highly enriched uranium (HEU) is commonly used to ...

World Jan 8, 2020

Iranian earthquake near nuclear plant causes no casualties, report says

An magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck two towns in southern Iran near the Bushehr nuclear power plant Wednesday but didn't cause any casualties, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Rescue teams were present on the site, the head of the provincial emergency department, Jahangir Dehqani, ...