Tag - nuclear



Barrels stored at the Energy Fuels White Mesa Mill uranium production facility in Utah
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 11, 2024
Uranium firms revive forgotten mines as price of nuclear fuel soars
Mines were idled in the aftermath of Fukushima, when uranium prices crashed and countries like Germany and Japan initiated plans to phase out reactors.
Schoolchildren wearing padded hoods to protect themselves from falling debris take part in an earthquake simulation drill at an elementary school in Tokyo in August 2018.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2024
13 years after 3/11, Japan's readiness for complex disasters remains inadequate
The Noto Peninsula earthquake has highlighted gaps in Japan's preparedness for a complex disaster, experts warn.
An image taken from a video shot by a minidrone on Feb. 28 shows the conditions outside the pedestal inside the No. 1 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2024
Combination of two options proposed for Fukushima plant debris removal
A government-backed firm has proposed a combination of removing debris exposed in the air and solidifying debris using a filler.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Fukushima No. 1 plant. Tepco has a long way to go to achieve its profits target for financing compensation, reconstruction and the decommissioning of the plant, following the eruption of the March 2011 nuclear crisis.
Mar 10, 2024
Tepco profit goal remains elusive, 13 years after triple meltdown
The total costs related to the nuclear crisis are estimated at ¥23.4 trillion, including ¥8 trillion for decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Hokuriku Electric Power's Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. After the Noto Peninsula earthquake, data from at least 18 monitoring posts to measure radiation levels around the Shika plant became unavailable.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 10, 2024
Nuclear power policy to be major focus in parliament after Ishikawa quake
The New Year's Day earthquake occurred near Hokuriku Electric Power's Shika nuclear power station, raising concerns over another nuclear disaster.
Residents of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, participate in a nuclear disaster drill at an evacuation facility in Kurihara on Jan. 20.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2024
Nuclear plant restart raises evacuation concerns in Miyagi
Residents near the Onagawa nuclear plant on Miyagi's Oshika Peninsula are concerned about whether they could evacuate swiftly if disaster strikes.
Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori speaks during an interview on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2024
Fukushima governor urges state to clarify soil policy
Fukushima will host interim storage facilities for the soil on the premise that the soil is stored at final disposal sites outside the prefecture.
Located in Ehime Prefecture at the base of the Cape Sada Peninsula, the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant lies about 45 kilometers from the town of Saganoseki within the city of Oita.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 7, 2024
Court rejects class action suit opposing nuclear plant in Ehime
Local residents in Oita, less than 50 kilometers from the facility, had called into question the safety of the plant during natural disasters.
A U.S Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands as U.S. soldiers wait during the Freedom Shield joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States, at a training field near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, on March 19, 2023.
Mar 4, 2024
South Korea and U.S. kick off annual drills focused on North's nuclear threats
The Freedom Shield joint exercise, which features twice as many field training drills as last year, will run through March 14.
Six months have passed since Japan started releasing treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2024
Fukushima water release still vexing China-Japan ties
China-bound exports of Japanese fishery products in 2023 plunged by some 30% from the previous year in value terms.
Solar panels on display at PV Expo in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japan's "transition bonds" will cover cutting-edge solar cells, as well as more controversial projects.
Mar 3, 2024
Japan wants cash for its green transition. But what are investors actually backing?
"Transition bonds" are intended to fund a wide variety of net-zero projects, but it's not clear all of them will actually help with decarbonization.
A U.S. B-52 bomber conducts joint training with Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
Japanese fighter jets and U.S. bombers train over Sea of Japan and East China Sea
The joint exercises over the two waterways were seen as a show of deterrence to both Beijing and Pyongyang.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
NATO risks nuclear war if troops are sent to Ukraine, Putin warns
The Russian leader has reiterated that his country remains committed to the goals of its February 2022 invasion.
Tanks containing treated radioactive water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Release of fourth batch of Fukushima treated radioactive water begins
Discharge of 7,800 metric tons of treated water over about 17 days will be the last for the fiscal year ending March.
A melted wristwatch that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The hands stopped at 8:15 a.m., the exact time the bomb decimated the city.
Feb 24, 2024
Watch that survived Hiroshima atomic bombing sells for over $31,000
The hands of the watch, which was recovered from the ruins of the city, are frozen at the moment of detonation at 8:15 a.m.
Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
A woman works at a fishing port in Soma, about 45 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Japan and China held talks over Fukushima treated water release
At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that Japan's discharge of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea was consistent with international safety standards.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2024
Indonesian activists sue Japan over release of treated water
They want Tokyo to stop releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Takeshi Ebisawa poses with a rocket launcher during a meeting with an informant and two undercover Danish police officers at a warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark on Feb. 3, 2021.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 22, 2024
U.S. charges criminal group leader over conspiring to sell nuclear material
Prosecutors allege that Takeshi Ebisawa "brazenly" moved material containing uranium and weapons-grade plutonium from Myanmar.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA
Feb 21, 2024
How to reinvent yourself at 50: An IEA guide
It would be an understatement to say that the energy industry has gone through a lot of change.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on