Japan nuclear safety News

Japan’s Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media

Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, the world’s biggest atomic plant, Jiji Press said. Japan suffered its worst energy crisis since the …

Japan Aims to Beef up Nuke Safety Check Competency After Bad Review

Japanese nuclear regulators said Monday they will revise laws, nearly double inspection staff and send some inspectors to the U.S. for training to address deficiencies cited by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Nuclear Regulation Authority announced the plans in …

Japan Earmarks Additional $30B for Fukushima Clean-Up, Compensation

Japan’s government is finalising plans to borrow an additional 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) to pay for compensating Fukushima evacuees and cleaning up the area outside the wrecked nuclear plant, said people with knowledge of the situation. The additional borrowing …

U.S. Says Japan Signing Liability Pact Would Aid Nuclear Cleanup

Japan will receive international help with the cleanup at the Fukushima atomic station once it joins an existing treaty that defines liability for accidents at nuclear plants, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. The treaty, known as the Convention on …

High Radiation Spreads at Ruined Fukushima Plant

High radiation levels are spreading at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Monday, and the Japanese government prepared to offer more funding and oversight to try to contain the crisis. Japanese authorities were seeking to address criticism …

Security Analysts Warn About Terrorism Risk After Fukushima Meltdown

Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, whose 2011 meltdowns dislocated 160,000 people, may provide a new blueprint for terrorists seeking to inflict mass disruption, security analysts said at a United Nations meeting. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency convened a week-long …

Tepco Will Not Pursue Compensation from GE, Other Suppliers Over Nuclear Disaster

Tokyo Electric Power Co. shareholders rejected a proposal to look into pursuing claims for compensation against companies that supplied parts for the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, including General Electric Co. Shareholders at Thursday’s annual general meeting for the company known …

Japan Nuclear Agency Halts Test Reactor Over Safety

Japan’s nuclear watchdog announced Wednesday that the nation’s trouble-plagued next-generation test reactor will not be allowed to restart due to safety violations, dealing a setback to the country’s pro-nuclear government. The Nuclear Regulation Authority’s decision is the latest blow to …

Japan’s Clean-Up from 2011 Tsunami, Nuclear Accident Lagging

Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan’s northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs — and perhaps most worrying — radioactive waste due to the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant looms as …

Japan Nuclear Plant Planned Review of Tsunami Risk— But Too Late

Four days before a tsunami devastated a Japanese nuclear plant, its operator promised a fuller assessment of the risk of such a disaster — but not for seven months. The disclosure in a three-page briefing paper obtained by The Associated …