Tag - nuclear-waste



Genkai Mayor Shintaro Wakiyama speaks during a news conference on Friday in the town of Genkai in Saga Prefecture.
May 10, 2024
Genkai Mayor decides to accept nuclear waste site survey
The mayor announced the decision at a news conference after a closed-door meeting of the town's assembly.
Industry minister Ken Saito (right) meets with Genkai Mayor Shintaro Wakiyama in Tokyo on Tuesday.
May 8, 2024
Government asks Genkai mayor to accept site survey to host nuclear waste
Last month, the Genkai town assembly approved a petition submitted by local business groups asking for the survey request to be accepted.
Members of the town assembly of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, on Friday deliberate a petition calling for a survey to examine the town's suitability for hosting a radioactive waste disposal site.
Apr 26, 2024
Town assembly in Saga approves petition for nuclear waste site survey
A town in Saga Prefecture has become the first host municipality for a nuclear plant to approve a petition to accept a survey for nuclear waste.
Shintaro Wakiyama, mayor of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, speaks to reporters last week.   Jiji
Apr 25, 2024
Saga town committee to OK petition to accept nuclear waste survey
The mayor of Genkai, Shintaro Wakiyama, has taken a cautious stance on the issue.
A Chugoku Electric Power office in Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Apr 24, 2024
Drilling survey starts in Yamaguchi town for nuclear facility
The survey, to continue for six months, is scheduled to be conducted at a depth of 100-300 meters underground.
Construction near Mailuu-Suu in the Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan. Dams in Kyrgyzstan holding uranium mine tailings have become unreliable after a 2017 landslide.
Apr 24, 2024
Unstable nuclear-waste dams threaten fertile Central Asia heartland
One more earthquake or landslide, and dams in Kyrgyzstan holding back radioactive waste water could burst, rendering the area uninhabitable.
Members of the town assembly of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, discuss on Wednesday whether to accept a survey to examine the town's suitability for hosting a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste.
Apr 17, 2024
Saga town begins discussions on nuclear waste disposal site survey
If approved by the special committee and the full assembly, the town mayor will need to make the final decision on whether or not to accept the survey.
Climate change, with its natural disasters, is putting nuclear facilities and weapons complexes at risk.
Apr 4, 2024
Climate change and nuclear waste are a toxic stew
Nuclear power could be a crucial part of a clean-energy transition, but not if it comes with a high risk of multiple Fukushima-like catastrophes.
The village of Kamoenai in Hokkaido
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Hokkaido areas named for second-stage survey on nuclear waste disposal
The town of Suttsu and the area off its coast will be surveyed, as well as the area within the village of Kamoenai excluding a zone around a volcano.
Materials that appear to be debris at the bottom of the containment vessel of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's Unit 2 reactor.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 26, 2024
Tepco delays removal of melted nuclear fuel at Fukushima plant
Retrieving the highly radioactive mix of melted nuclear fuel and debris from the crippled plant is considered one of the hardest decommissioning tasks.
Tsushima Mayor Naoki Hitakatsu addresses the city's municipal assembly on Wednesday, announcing his decision not to take part in the government's preliminary survey to assess the suitability of a location as a nuclear waste disposal site.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 27, 2023
Tsushima mayor turns down request for nuclear waste site survey
The mayor expressed his decision at a municipal council meeting, saying that “there is not enough consensus building among citizens.”
A vote is held on conducting a preliminary survey on a potential nuclear waste disposal site, at the Tsushima Municipal Assembly in Nagasaki Prefecture on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 12, 2023
Tsushima assembly approves request for nuclear waste site survey
If the island city decides to conduct the survey, it would receive up to ¥2 billion in state subsidies.
Tesuo Nishi, mayor of Kaminoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is surrounded by people protesting against the construction of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the town in front of the town office on Friday.
Aug 18, 2023
Japan town OKs survey to build nuclear fuel storage facility
It will be the second such storage facility in Japan, following one already built in Aomori Prefecture.
A special committee of the assembly of the southwestern city of Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, voted Wednesday to adopt a petition calling on the city to accept a survey to examine whether it is suited to host a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear plants.
Aug 17, 2023
Tsushima panel adopts petition for nuclear waste site survey
Such surveys are currently being conducted in the town of Suttsu and the village of Kamoenai, both in Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Jul 3, 2023
Nagasaki island divided over survey on hosting nuclear waste disposal site
Some residents are expressing hopes for regional development — mindful that the city will receive a large subsidy if it proceeds with the move.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2023
U.S. facility that made fuel for Nagasaki A-bomb harmed health, residents say
Declassified papers show the complex contaminated the surrounding farmland, air, farm animals, and crops with unsafe levels of radiation for years.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2023
Finland's nuclear catacombs nearly ready to house waste
The project aims to solve the age-old quagmire of what to do with nuclear waste.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
A poisonous Cold War legacy that defies a solution
At site after site, the solution has come down to a choice between an expensive, decadeslong cleanup or quicker action that leaves a large amount of waste in place.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
How to decommission a nuclear power plant
Germany's last three nuclear power plants will stop generating electricity from Saturday. Here's a look at what happens after the plants are taken offline.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
Dismantling Germany's Lubmin nuclear plant, piece by piece
The facility was closed in 1990, but it will still be several decades before the work is done. In all, workers have 1.8 million metric tons of material to sort through and shift.


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