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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 ...

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.

Cherry Blossom Special

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

After the message sinks in we are left with the subject matter - hauntingly beautiful images that dance across the picture plane from one side to the middle and beyond like a newly, and quickly forming fissure in the earth.

As Fears Of Fukushima's Radiation Linger, Children Flee Homes

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family...

Chemical Plant Explosion Kills At Least 5 In Japan

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan on Thursday killed at least five workers and injured 17 others, authorities said. ...

First Fuel Rods Removal At Fukushima A Success

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant completed on Thursday the removal of the first fuel rods from a co...

Fukushima Cleanup: What Is At Stake?

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Workers started the difficult task Monday of removing nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ic...

Encountering the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Naoto Kan | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Naoto Kan

Before the Fukushima accident, with the belief that no nuclear accident would happen as long as the safety measures were followed properly, I had pushed the policy of utilizing nuclear power. Having faced the real accident as Prime Minister, my view is now changed 180 degrees.

Japan Delays Radiation Cleanup In Towns Near Crippled Nuclear Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's damaged nuclear power plant is behind schedule, so...

Small Reactors, Big Hype

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Nuclear power proponents pinning their hopes on small modular nuclear reactors to resurrect the industry's fortunes likely will be disappointed, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

The Deadliest Part Of Japan's Nuclear Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear ...

Fukushima Plant Likely Leaking Contaminated Water Into Sea

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear watchdog says the crippled Fukushima plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, a problem long suspected by experts...

Japan Discovers Active Fault Beneath Nuclear Reactor

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday endorsed a panel's conclusion that a seismic fault running underneath one of two reactors at an atomic ...

IAEA: Japan Nuke Cleanup May Take More Than 40 Years

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

TOKYO — A U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant a...

Fukushima Survivors To Sue Japanese Gov't

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits next month to seek damages...

As More About Fukushima Contamination and Casualties Is Known, Japan Proceeding Without Nuclear Reactors

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

Nuclear power does not, as some contend, have to be part of the electricity future. The extremely painful lesson of the Fukushima tragedy is that Japan can emerge from it, without continuing to subject its people to the terrible dangers of atomic power.

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

Mapping Our Future

Thomas Fisher | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

Has the sheer quantity of information and the increasing pace of life so overwhelmed us that we no longer have the time or temerity to fact-check when what we hear doesn't make sense

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...

A Simple Question for Japan's Leaders

Weston M. Hill | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Weston M. Hill

A simple question follows: If the Japanese government can provide billions of dollars to bail out the shareholders and executives of TEPCO, why are Japan's leaders so unwilling to help the innocent victims of the failed Fukushima nuclear plant?

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

Flaws Worsened Japan's Nuclear Crisis

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by last year's tsunami issued a final report on the disaster Wednesday, outlining organ...

PM: Japan Should Wean Itself Off Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

TOKYO, June 15 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday that the country should aim to reduce reliance on nuclear power as ...

Japanese PM: Nuke Reactors Must Be Restarted

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's leader appealed to the nation Friday to accept that two nuclear reactors that remained shuttered after the Fukushima disaster must be...

Why I Don't Buy Japan's Nuclear Restart

Amy Chavez | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Amy Chavez

We have a problem distinguishing between wants and needs. Needs are food, clothing and shelter. Wants are iPods, Lady Gaga and nuclear energy. Honestly, we could all do with a good scolding from Mother Nature.