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RADIATION LEAK

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2015
Construction firm exec arrested for sending teen to help Fukushima cleanup
Police said the teen, who is from Aichi Prefecture, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July.
JAPAN
Feb 18, 2015
IAEA team has guarded praise for Fukushima No. 1 cleanup
Some headway has been made in the massive decommissioning effort at Tepco's wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant over the past year, an inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Tuesday — but there are still a number of challenges, including what to do with a huge amount of contaminated water stored at the facility.
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2014
Diet approves bill on collective compensation for nuclear accidents
The Diet on Wednesday enacted a bill that allows Japan to join an international pact on financial liability for nuclear accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2014
Tepco removes all spent fuel rods from reactor 4 pool
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it had finished removing all used fuel from the storage pool in the reactor 4 building, leaving only less-risky unused material in the pool.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2014
Tepco projects ¥130 billion pretax profit for year
Tokyo Electric Power Co., manager of the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is expecting to log a group pretax profit of ¥130 billion for the business year through March 2015, even without restarting the giant Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant or hiking rates again, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 14, 2014
Six concepts for the future of nuclear power
The Generation IV International Forum was created in 2000 to do research on new types of nuclear reactors to replace water-cooled models that make up the majority of today's global nuclear fleet. The group has chosen the following systems to focus on.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 14, 2014
As nuclear waste piles up, South Korea faces storage crisis
Among the usual commercials for beer, noodles and cars on South Korean TV, one item stands in marked contrast.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 14, 2014
Is sodium the future of nuclear or an element of doubt?
Behind thick glass in a laboratory nestled in French woodland, a silvery molten metal swirls like a liquid mirror. But the material is no mere novelty; as dangerous as it is captivating, it could offer a solution to the nuclear power debate.
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2014
One-third of safety cameras at Monju reactor broken
During a recent safety inspection, about one-third of the 180 monitoring cameras installed at the experimental Monju fast-breeder reactor were found to be broken.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2014
Fukushima No. 1 plant workers kept in the dark over hazard pay
Almost a year after Japan pledged to double hazard pay, workers still don't know how much extra — if anything — they'll get for cleaning up the nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 29, 2014
Developing countries embracing nuclear energy despite Fukushima woes
Three years after Japan closed all of its nuclear plants in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown and Germany decided to shut its industry, developing countries are leading the biggest construction boom in more than two decades.
WORLD
Sep 22, 2014
IAEA set to announce 32-year low in nuclear power production
The cost of keeping uranium out of the hands of terrorists and safe from natural disasters is sidelining nuclear energy, which officials once dreamed would power a utopian future of cheap, almost limitless electricity.
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2014
Japan's plutonium stockpile jumped to 47 tons in 2013
Japan had about 47.1 tons of plutonium in and outside the country at the end of 2013, which is 2.9 tons more than the year before, the Cabinet Office says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2014
New industry minister Obuchi visits crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant
Just days after being appointed, new industry minister Yuko Obuchi visits the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2014
Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2014
Fukushima fallout: solidarity turns to resentment in city hosting evacuees
Like many of her neighbors, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost 3½ years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2014
Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case
The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was responsible for a woman's suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims against the utility.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2014
Late Fukushima nuclear plant chief's testimony may be made public
Unable to keep a lid on the explosive testimony given by late Fukushima No. 1 chief Masao Yoshida, the government makes plans to release it to the public.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 30, 2014
Global nuclear power contribution falls to lowest level since 1980s
Atomic power's share of the global electricity supply has reached its lowest level since the 1980s, following the shutdown of Japan's reactors after the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2014
Sendai nuclear plant gets first restart OK
Japan is a step closer to resuming suspended nuclear power operations, after the Sendai plant in Kyushu becomes the first to meet strict new safety standards.

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