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Japan To Restart Nuclear Power Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new ...

Japanese Nuclear Plant Clears Major Hurdle For Restart

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step ...

The Irresistible Target?

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity ROKKASHO, Japan — Sporting turquoise-striped walls and massive...

Nuclear Disaster Plant Operators Still Dragging Their Feet

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is still stumbling in its handling of the disaster 16 months later, by dragging its feet...

Anti-Nuclear Rally Draws Thousands

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Thousands of Japanese people marched against nuclear power Saturday, amid growing worries about the restarting of reactors idled after the Ma...

Japan Official Says Country Will Not Abandon Nuclear Power

AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A top Japanese official says Japan will maintain atomic power as part of its energy policy despite the country's ongoing nuclear crisis. Dep...

Missing in the Japan Catastrophe -- Thinking the Unthinkable

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

While each morning's screaming headlines contain terrible words -- "dire," "catastrophic," "ever worsening" -- you can feel the urge not to tumble into the irradiated zone of the nuclear imagination.

Japan Notwithstanding, Few in Washington Will Ever Dare say No to Nuclear Energy

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The nuclear energy industry has perfected its financial marriage of convenience with the government over the past decade. And with the perennial scare of energy source depletion, few in Washington will ever dare say no to it.

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...

Nuclear Power Madness

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Like every other president since the 1940s, Barack Obama has promoted nuclear power. Now, with reactors melting down in Japan, the official stance is more disconnected from reality than ever.

Japan Nuclear Plant Rocked By Second Blast

AP/The Huffington Post | ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOMA, Japan -- The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a Japanese nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and i...

Meltdowns Grow More Likely at the Fukushima Reactors

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Given what's happening at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, it's time for a serious review of what our nuclear safety authorities consider to be improbable, especially when it comes to reactors operating in earthquake zones.

State Of Emergency Declared At Second Nuclear Plant

AP/The Huffington Post | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Japan has declared a state of emergency at another earthquake-affected nuclear plant where h...

140,000 Evacuated From Japan Nuclear Plant Areas

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, March 12 (Reuters) - About 140,000 people have so far been evacuated from areas near two Japanese nuclear power plants after Friday's eart...

Explosion At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- An explosion at a nuclear power station tore down the walls of one building Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said ...

Japan Evacuates Residents Near Nuclear Power Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and JEFF DONN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath o...