National Jun 2, 2014

Work on giant underground ice wall begins at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday started building a huge underground ice wall around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to reduce the generation of toxic water at the crippled complex. Under the government-funded project, 1,550 pipes will be inserted into the ground to circulate ...

National Mar 9, 2014

Naraha won't get waste storage site

At the request of Fukushima Gov. Yohei Sato, the government has decided to exclude one of three towns from the radioactive waste storage plan being developed in response to Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said. The feuding between Tokyo and the tainted ...

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

Lifestyle Mar 8, 2014

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

by Jun Hongo

One of the great statistical mysteries that persist several years after a natural disaster is the figure that appears without fail each month in columns representing the number of people that are still missing. Almost three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami ...

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

National 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.

National Jul 27, 2013

Fukushima trench water crisis returns

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the sea. The water in the underground passage, which runs under the turbine building of reactor ...