Nuclear Power

 

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

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SATSUMASENDAI, Japan - On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan 11 Apr 2014

Time running out to meet global warming target - U.N. report

OSLO - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.

World, 06 Apr 2014

Fukushima meltdown not seen causing many cancers - UN scientists

VIENNA - Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a rise in the number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed children may face an increased risk, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

World, Japan, 03 Apr 2014

Fukushima meltdown unlikely to lead to large number of cancers - U.N. scientists

VIENNA - Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed children may face an increased risk, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

Top News, World, Japan, 02 Apr 2014

Fukushima meltdown unlikely to lead to large number of cancers - U.N. scientists

VIENNA - Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed children may face an increased risk, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

World, Japan, 02 Apr 2014

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

TOKYO - 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.

World, Japan 02 Apr 2014

Another Japan nuclear operator turns to government for aid

TOKYO - Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co has become the second nuclear generator to seek state support this week as reactors across the country remain idled and industry losses mount three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Japan, 02 Apr 2014

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

TOKYO - 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.

World, Japan, 02 Apr 2014

Japan allows people to return to Fukushima disaster "hot zone"

TAMURA, Japan - For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km (12 miles) from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home.

World, Japan, 31 Mar 2014