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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:13am by KRISTINE

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Nuclear power plants set for restart Japan will take a decisive step towards restarting some of its dormant nuclear reactors, with the cabinet widely expected to pass an action plan this month. The new Basic Energy Plan, put forward by an agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry last week, states that nuclear power remains ...

  2. News - World - NUCLEAR ARMS

    Nuclear apocalypse an accident waiting to happen: report

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 09:08pm by GDN

    ... of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising. "Too close for comfort: Cases of near nuclear use and options for policy", published on Tuesday ... Tuesday's report focuses on cases in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched deliberately on the basis of bad or incomplete information. However, there is an additional risk of accidents ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sailors sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator for faking radiation data

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego US sailors sue over Fukushima 'lies' Nearly 80 US sailors are seeking US$1 billion from the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. They allege the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after the tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis three years ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Of Japan’s 48 nuclear reactors, 17 unlikely to restart Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan’s nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online. As few as a third, and at most about two-thirds, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWN

    Abe must act now to seal Fukushima reactors, before it's too late

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:10pm by JULIAN GRESSER, ERNST FRANKEL, Jerome Cohen

    ... Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen say complacency is putting the world at risk Abe must act now to seal Fukushima nuclear ... window of time, at least two or three more years, and possibly longer, to deal with Fukushima's four damaged nuclear reactors. Indeed, you have assured the Olympic Committee ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sees lax security at Japan’s nuclear sites as terror risk

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Julian Ryall

    ... at nuclear plants US government officials and nuclear experts are privately concerned about security at Japan's atomic plants- in particular the Rokkasho reprocessing facility, which will soon ... official line that it is unworried by the project, and Japan's stockpiles of nuclear fuel. Japan could be building an irresistible terrorist target, experts say THE HEADLINE OF THE CPI REPORT ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    One killed in accident at Indian nuclear submarine building yard

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Worker killed and two injured in latest deadly incident involving country's marine fleet One dead in Indian navy nuclear sub accident One Indian worker was killed in an accident during construction of a nuclear submarine, the latest in a string of deadly mishaps to hit the navy. Two other workers were injured in the accident on Saturday ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Fukushima Three years after the worst nuclear accident in a generation, the Japanese prefecture is reporting a rise in the number of children showing cancer symptoms When ... in Fukushima on 11 March 2011- the start of the world’s worst nuclear accident for a quarter of a century. “As a parent, of course I worry, but my daughter is taking it in her stride,” said Kamei, who ...

  9. News - Asia

    Japanese investigator says lessons of Fukushima disaster ignored

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:31pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. It delivered its report in July 2012. It was the first independent public investigatory commission in Japan's history, ... findings in six short clips. The group- with the unlikely name in English of Simplest Explanation of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Has Japan learnt from Fukushima disaster?

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Has Japan learnt from disaster? Russia had its Chernobyl; the US Three Mile Island; Japan is the only country to have suffered both a nuclear attack and catastrophic civilian reactor meltdown. Its people therefore have good reason to reflect on plans to resume nuclear power generation. What sets the Fukushima nuclear disaster apart, three years ago today, ...




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