Tag - radioactive-waste



Japan Times
Jan 8, 2019
Niigata government to dispose of radioactive mud stored since Fukushima crisis
The prefecture, located about 200 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, has been storing around 60,000 tons of mud containing radioactive cesium.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2017
Disposal of low-level radioactive waste from Fukushima crisis begins
Decontamination crews begin the process of disposing low-level radioactive waste from the Fukushima disaster at a disposal site in the town of Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2017
Sprawling radioactive waste storage facility opens for business in Fukushima
The government's new radioactive waste storage facility in Fukushima Prefecture kicked into full gear on Saturday after completing a roughly four-month trial run.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2015
Container lid bolts for low-level nuclear waste might be failing
The bolts used to secure lids on metal containers that transport low-level radioactive waste by sea might be failing, Nuclear Fuel Transport Co. reveals.
Mar 30, 2015
Tepco refusing to pay fallout-hit municipalities for most decontamination work
Tokyo Electric Power has covered only 2 percent of the u00a576.1 billion that municipalities have spent on decontamination work since the Fukushima nuclear crisis began in 2011.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2015
Delivery of radioactive soil to interim storage begins in Fukushima
The first shipments of oil and other radiation-tainted waste generated in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima disaster arrive at a makeshift storage yard in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2015
Government explores options on how to store nuclear waste in the long term
The government is considering designing a final storage site for nuclear waste that can be opened in the event that policies change or better techniques become available to deal with it.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2014
Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow
Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end.
Sep 3, 2014
Storing Tepco's radioactive waste
The government needs to understand and address the complex sentiments of local landowners as it proceeds with negotiations for land acquisitions to store radioactive waste in Fukushima.
Sep 1, 2014
Fukushima governor tells ministers prefecture accepts radioactive waste
Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato on Monday told two Cabinet ministers that he will accept a central government plan to store radioactive waste from decontamination following the March 2011 nuclear disaster for up to 30 years in the prefecture.
Sep 1, 2014
Three Chiba cities will store radioactive waste if state fails to build final disposal site, NHK says
Three cities in Chiba Prefecture that were heavily contaminated with radioactive materials as a result of the March 2011 nuclear meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 plant will build facilities to store incinerated radioactive waste in their own municipalities if the central government...
Aug 30, 2014
Fukushima governor officially accepts radioactive storage plan
Fukushima's governor on Saturday officially agreed to let the central government store radioactive debris collected from decontamination operations for three decades in return for ¥301 billion in subsidies.
Aug 27, 2014
Fukushima nuclear crisis estimated to cost ¥11 trillion: study
The Fukushima nuclear accident will cost an estimated ¥11.08 trillion, almost double the government projection made at the end of 2011, according to a recent study by Japanese college professors.
Jul 30, 2014
Government offers ¥230 billion over 30 years if Fukushima temporarily stores radioactive soil: NHK
The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 years if the prefecture hosts temporary storage facilities for soil tainted by radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster, NHK reported Wednesday.
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.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2014
Illegal nuclear dumping in Shiga raises alarms
The illegal dumping in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, of 300 tons of radioactive wood chips along a river sets off alarm bells.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2014
Criminal complaint filed over dumping of Fukushima radioactive waste in Shiga
A civic group filed a criminal complaint with prosecutors and police Thursday against four individuals over their alleged involvement in dumping in Shiga Prefecture radioactive wood waste produced at a plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
Jan 21, 2014
Japan's nuclear waste problem
The government plans to step up its efforts to select a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power generation despite having searched for more than a decade, without success, to find a willing host community.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2013
Radioactive waste: a now and forever threat?
In recent months, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has rekindled the public debate on atomic power, drawing attention to perhaps the most critical question about its future: Is there a safe place and way to dispose of high-level radioactive waste?
Dec 15, 2013
State to purchase Fukushima land for waste storage
The Environment Ministry officially announced Saturday that the government aims to buy 19 sq. km of land around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex to build facilities for the long-term storage of radioactive and other waste churned up by decontamination work.


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