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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN nuclear agency begins review of Japan’s Fukushima plant

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo UN nuclear experts arrived in Japan on Monday to assess the decommissioning of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and the operator’s progress in removing fuel rods from ... for decommissioning that may take four decades after the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 220 km north of Tokyo, was wrecked by a huge earthquake ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Crucial operation to remove fuel rods at stricken Fukushima plant launched

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:19pm by AFP

    ... starts at Fukushima Workers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday began moving fuel rods from a reactor building, in their most difficult and dangerous task since a tsunami crippled ... into Fukushima in March 2011. There are more than 1,500 such assemblies in the pool. Over the course of two days, the company said it expects to remove 22 assemblies, with the entire operation scheduled ...

  3. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Tepco, Mitsubishi plan coal-fired power plants at Fukushima

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 03:08pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... group plan to build a new type of energy-efficient coal-fired power plant in Fukushima, a source said on Saturday. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) will tie up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ... facilities as all of its nuclear power plants have been closed since the Fukushima disaster, with no immediate prospects of restarting any nuclear power generation given the level of public distrust. ...

  4. News - Asia

    Fukushima votes in new mayor amid nuclear clean-up discontent

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 12:02am by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Tokyo Protest vote in mayoral election Takanori Seto, the incumbent mayor of Fukushima, has been defeated by an independent newcomer in the mayoral election, local media reported ... government's reconstruction efforts following the nuclear crisis at a Fukushima power plant, triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A key issue in Sunday's mayoral election was how ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima operator to cut 1,000 jobs

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:35pm

    ... Japanese utility company operating disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant plans redundancies to cut costs The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant plans ... in December, the daily said. A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 ravaged the Fukushima plant’s cooling system, sparking a reactor meltdown in the world’s worst nuclear accident since ...

  6. News - Asia - NUCLEAR POWER

    Fukushima holiday village proposed to tap fascination with disaster

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:45pm by Julian Ryall

    ... on the edge of disaster In the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, where most people see a contaminated wasteland that will be uninhabitable for generations, Hiroki ... of the exclusion zone that will become a centre for tourists wanting to visit the epicentre of the second-worst nuclear disaster in history. Azuma believes that the Fukushima plant, destroyed in the March ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear engineers in Japan are preparing to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, their most difficult and dangerous task since ... of rods – must be pulled out of the storage pool where they were being kept when a tsunami smashed into Fukushima in March 2011. The reactor that the pool serves – No 4 – was not in operation ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan party official questions plan to let Fukushima evacuees go home

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 04:29pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo A Japanese ruling party official has called into question a government plan to let people who fled from the Fukushima nuclear disaster go home, saying the government should identify areas that will never be habitable. The Fukushima plant north of Tokyo was battered by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, leading to meltdowns and explosions that sent ...

  9. News - Asia - NUCLEAR ENERGY

    Japanese director breaks industry taboo with crowd-funded nuclear drama

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 06:10pm by AFP

    ... director Takafumi Ota had a problem. He needed studio financing for a film that was harshly critical of the nuclear industry in the aftermath of Fukushima, but no one was interested in funding his ... senior film director told me, ‘Don’t do this. You’ll never be able to make commercial films.’” With few options to make the film, but a groundswell of anti-nuclear feeling in post-Fukushima ...

  10. News - Asia

    Japan lowers target for greenhouse gas emission cuts after Fukushima

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... and the world's small island nations reacted with dismay- and green groups with fury- after Japan yesterday slashed its goal for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions. With the Fukushima nuclear accident ... in elections last December after pledging to review the emissions reduction target in light of the post-Fukushima switch to fossil fuels. The move had sent Japan's energy bills soaring. ...




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