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After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Having weathered the worst of its summer heat and humidity with the majority of its nuclear power plants shut down bodes well for Japan's ability to phase out nuclear energy and shift to renewables. But it remains to be seen what the Japanese government will ultimately decide.

The Nuclear Power Conundrum

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.

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Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Last weekend, events took place which should make us think about the future of energy on this planet.

Plant Chief: Japan's Tsunami-Hit Nuclear Power Plant Remains Fragile

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

OKUMA, Japan — Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant remains fragile nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, its chief said Tues...

Water Leaks Force Suspension Of Cooling Operations At Fukushima Plant

MSNBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

Japan's stricken nuclear power plant has leaked more than 160 gallons of water, forcing it to briefly suspend cooling operations at a spent-fuel pond ...

Japan's Prime Minister Declares Tsunami-Devastated Nuclear Power Plant Stable

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's prime minister announced Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown,"...

Naoto Kan Feared For Japan's Survival During Nuclear Crisis

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's former prime minister says he feared early in the March nuclear crisis that it might become many times worse than the Chernobyl disas...

Japan Plant Clean-Up Suspended Due To Rising Radiation Levels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

TOKYO, Jun 18 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean ...

To Save Power, Tokyo Employees Start Work Early, Wear 'Super Cool Biz' Dress Code

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Facing a summer power crunch, some Tokyo city government employees began working an hour earlier Monday to conserve energy amid shortages cau...

Report From Tokyo: How Long Should TEPCO Call the Shots?

David Wagner | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
David Wagner

One has to wonder how long Tokyo Electric Power should call the shots. There is something inherently wrong with allowing the hen to rule the hen house. Yet that is what is happening.

Frightening New Details Emerge As Japan's Nuclear Plant Undergoes UN Probe

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

TOKYO — A major international mission to investigate Japan's flooded, radiation-leaking nuclear complex began as new information suggested that ...

Operator Of Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Confirms Meltdowns At 2 More Reactors Early In Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

May 24, 2011 1:25:55 AM TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled ...

After $15B Loss, Chief Of Japan Nuclear Firm Resigns

Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

TOKYO (By Nathan Layne and Taiga Uranaka) - Tokyo Electric Power Co reported a $15 billion net loss on Friday to account for the disaster at its F...

President Of Company Behind Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Stepping Down

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

TOKYO — The president of the Japanese utility that runs a tsunami-devastated nuclear plant resigned in disgrace Friday after reporting the bigge...

The Climate Post: U.K.'s "Greenest Government Ever" Charges Ahead With Nuclear Power

Mason Inman | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

David Cameron, has repeatedly pledged to create the "greenest government ever," and now the country has adopted a new, ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, aiming by 2025 to slash them by half, compared with 1990.

Interview with Akira Tokuhiro, Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima and the Mass Media

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

"Only the mass media can put the kind of pressure on TEPCO and the Japanese government to bring about major change. This will cost at least 10 billio...

Worker At Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Dies

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

TOKYO — A man died on his second day of work at Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant Saturday, and the plant operator said harmful levels...

Deadly Silence on Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

I received the following email a few days ago from a Russian nuclear physicist friend who is an expert on the kinds of gases being released at Fukushi...

Workers Enter Japan Nuclear Reactor Building For First Time Since Explosion

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked ...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billio...

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

Japan Nuclear Plant Operator Announces Plan To End Crisis

AP | RAVI NESSMAN and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

TOKYO — A blueprint for ending radiation leaks and stabilizing reactors at Japan's crippled nuclear plant drew a lackluster response Monday, as ...

Japan Orders Nuclear Plant Operator To Pay Evacuees

AP | By SHINO YUASA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Friday ordered the operator of a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant leaking radiation to pay about $12,000 to each household...

Desperate Evacuees Slam Japan's Nuclear Plant Operator

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

TOKYO — Small business owners and laborers forced to leave their homes and jobs because of radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclea...