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 ...

National May 15, 2011

Utility and opponents lock horns over planned N-plant

by Eriko Arita

With the May 10 announcement by Prime Minister Naoto Kan of a fundamental review of nuclear power generation in Japan, the fate of 14 planned new reactors was necessarily thrown into doubt. However, neither ongoing events in Fukushima, nor news of the review, have ...

National May 15, 2011

Author's fiction turns horribly real

by Tomoko Otake

The Pacific Ocean a few kilometers off the coast of a city in the Tokai region of central Honshu turns white. Hundreds of curious holidaymakers caught in a traffic jam on the seaside road get out of their cars and jump up onto the ...