Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors 

OTSU, Japan, June 17 — A Japanese court kept its ban on operation of two nuclear reactors at the Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Friday by rejecting the plant operator's request to suspend an injunction it had issued over the reactivated reactors.

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Feature: NPO launches digital archives on Fukushima nuclear disaster

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: NPO launches digital archives on Fukushima nuclear disaster 

TOKYO, July 29 — A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization (NPO) has launched a digital archive of public documents on the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, so people can examine whether administrative bodies have appropriately pursued policies in the wake of the disaster.

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Feature: Nuclear expert tasked with leading Fukushima decommissioning

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Nuclear expert tasked with leading Fukushima decommissioning 

TOKYO, July 25 — Toru Ogawa, a 64-year-old nuclear research expert, has been entrusted with probably the most challenging task facing Japan — leading the decommissioning process of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Japan set to help Iran build framework for nuclear inspections

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japan set to help Iran build framework for nuclear inspections 

VIENNA, July 15 — Japan is set to help Iran build a legal framework for accepting inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog and enhance safety measures at nuclear power plants following Tehran's deal with six major powers on curbing its nuclear program, according to Japanese government and diplomatic sources.

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Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator 

TOKYO, March 11 — The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant four years after nuclear meltdowns occurred in 2011, the chairman of Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there.

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5 of oldest reactors in Japan to be scrapped for cost reasons

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on 5 of oldest reactors in Japan to be scrapped for cost reasons 

TOKYO, Jan. 14 — Five of the seven oldest nuclear reactors in Japan are expected to be scrapped as it would be too costly for operators to upgrade equipment to meet new safety standards adopted following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

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South Koreans concerned over Fukushima radiation found in steel imports: reports

October 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on South Koreans concerned over Fukushima radiation found in steel imports: reports 

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Radioactive steel imported by South Korea from Japan, which is still struggling to eliminate the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, poses a real threat, the country's environmentalists warn.

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Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant

October 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant 

TOKYO, Oct. 2 — The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Thursday began operating an additional water treatment facility that is expected to somewhat reduce radiation levels of highly contaminated water building up at the complex.

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Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant

October 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant 

TOKYO, Oct. 2 — The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Thursday began operating an additional water treatment facility that is expected to somewhat reduce radiation levels of highly contaminated water building up at the complex.

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Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant

October 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Additional water treatment facility operational at Fukushima plant 

TOKYO, Oct. 2 — The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Thursday began operating an additional water treatment facility that is expected to somewhat reduce radiation levels of highly contaminated water building up at the complex.

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