Editorials Mar 21, 2018

False perceptions cloud Fukushima

Seven years after the triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in 2011, misinformation and groundless rumors about the state of affairs in the prefecture remain persistent and deep-rooted. Consumer concerns over radioactive contamination of agricultural and fisheries products ...

Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

Reference | Q&A Mar 31, 2016

Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan's electricity market receives a fundamental shake-up on Friday, with the introduction of greater competition for households and small businesses. Until now, regional utilities have monopolized supply. There will be some unfamiliar names among the new entrants, bringing with them a wide range of choices ...

National Oct 3, 2014

New radiation scrubber begins cleaning water at Fukushima plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Thursday powered up an additional water treatment facility to scrub contamination from the massive quantities of radioactive water stored there. The new, mobile facility filters radioactive strontium from water used to cool three reactors ...