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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2013
Kishida visits Chernobyl for insights into bungled Fukushima cleanup
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday paid a visit to Chernobyl, site of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine, to tour the wrecked nuclear power plant and areas around it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 23, 2013
No. 1 plant leak clouds Abe nuke spiel
Radiation spreading from the Fukushima No. 1 plant threatens to derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive nuclear power and deliver the lower energy prices needed to power his economic reforms.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2013
Court rebukes flouting of nuclear waste policy
Nowadays the U.S government leavens its usual quotient of incompetence with large dollops of illegality, as evidenced by the 'law-flouting' Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2013
NRA looks to raise leak severity level
The Nuclear Regulation Authority proposes raising the severity status of the recent radioactive water leak from a tank at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to level 3 from 1 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2013
Tepco caused suicide, wife tells court
A suit opens against Tepco, with a Filipino woman from Fukushima Prefecture seeking about ¥126 million over the death of her Japanese husband, who committed suicide when his business faltered amid the nuclear plant crisis.
BUSINESS
Aug 21, 2013
Renewables energy capacity surges
Renewable energy facilities that newly started operating in fiscal 2012 totaled 2.08 million kw in capacity, equivalent to two nuclear reactors, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2013
Tank at No. 1 lost 300 tons of radioactive water
About 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from a tank at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as of Tuesday afternoon, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2013
90% of utilities fail to meet carbon dioxide reduction targets
Nine of the nation's 10 utilities failed to meet their self-imposed five-year targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 20 percent, an industry body said Monday.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2013
Global threat of nuclear deterrence
lmost half a century after the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed, the world is still perched precariously on the edge of the nuclear precipice.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 14, 2013
Kan says he shouldn't be held criminally liable for Fukushima disaster
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who led the government's response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, says he shouldn't be held criminally liable for the crisis.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2013
Oi reactor halt Sept. 15 to see all plants idled
The only two reactors currently operating in Japan will be taken offline for routine checks Sept. 15, the first time the nation will be without electricity generated by nuclear power in more than a year.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 12, 2013
Radiation fears forced me to postpone Japan visit by U.S. students
Dear Minister of Education Hakubun Shimomura,
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2013
Tepco starts pumping groundwater at Fukushima No. 1
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant faces another crisis as an estimated 300 tons of highly radioactive water reach the Pacific Ocean every day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2013
Film director Stone dismisses U.S. A-bomb claim as 'tremendous lie'
American film director Oliver Stone has challenged the commonly held U.S. perception that the 1945 atomic bombing of Japan ended World War II — saving a huge number of American lives in the process — as "a tremendous lie" during his visit to Hiroshima through Wednesday.
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2013
Activists prod NRA to get serious about Fukushima water crisis
Citizens' groups and lawmakers urged the government Thursday to bring the reactor restart evaluation process to a halt and put all efforts and resources into containing the groundwater flow contaminating the Pacific at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2013
Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall
The public must fund Tepco's effort to freeze the soil around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 reactors to prevent more groundwater from becoming radioactive, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says.
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2013
Vietnamese state-run paper prints ad opposing Japan reactor exports
Vietnam's state-run English-language newspaper Viet Nam News published an opinion ad Tuesday objecting to planned nuclear reactor exports by Japan.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 7, 2013
'No more hibakusha' takes on new meaning after 3/11
A Japanese scholar writes of his outrage in 2011 over the realization that the Fukushima nuclear plant accidents would produce a new generation of hibakusha.
WORLD
Aug 7, 2013
Iran ready for 'serious negotiations' on nuclear program, says new president Rouhani
In his first news conference since taking office, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, the man known as the 'diplomat sheik,' reiterated his willingness to participate in nuclear negotiations with the international community but stopped short of saying he would welcome direct talks with the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2013
Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow
At the ceremony Tuesday marking the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to do whatever he can to achieve a world without nuclear arms and to offer better support to atomic-bomb survivors fighting radiation-caused health problems.

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