Ohi nuclear plant operator tightens safety — NHK World

” The operator of the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan has submitted to regulators a revised estimate for tremors from potential earthquakes at the plant. Kansai Electric Power Company was aiming at an early restart of the off-line plant. But the revision concerning the possible impact of a quake would require additional reinforcement. This … Continue reading

Safety concerns over ice wall plans at Fukushima — NHK World

” Japan’s nuclear regulator and experts are questioning the safety of plans to build frozen walls to deal with the buildup of radioactive wastewater at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company plan to create walls of frozen soil to prevent groundwater from flowing beneath the … Continue reading

Fukushima disaster: Tokyo hides truth as children die, become ill from radiation – ex-mayor via RT

Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba city, shares his experiences during the March 2011 tsunami and triple meltdown. He reviews his timeline of decision-making to evacuate the citizens of Futaba as well as the lack of information disclosed to him by the Japanese government. Idogawa explains his distrust of the government based on their … Continue reading

Exports that defy reason — The Japan Times

” Following an April 4 “yes” vote by the Lower House, the Upper House on Friday approved civilian nuclear accords Japan has signed with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to enable the export of Japanese equipment and technology for nuclear power generation to them. The big question, though, is why a country that suffered … Continue reading

Manager at Japan’s Fukushima plant admits radioactive water ‘embarrassing’ — Reuters

” (Reuters) – The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan’s prime minister told the world the matter was resolved. Tokyo Electric Power Co, the plant’s operator, has been fighting a daily battle against … Continue reading

Estimated radiation doses of Fukushima returnees withheld for half a year — The Asahi Shimbun; The Government’s response — Kyodo News

” The government withheld findings on estimated radiation exposure for Fukushima returnees for six months, even though levels exceeded the long-term target of 1 millisievert a year at more than half of surveyed locations. Individual radiation doses were estimated to be beyond 1 millisievert per year, or 0.23 microsievert an hour, at 24 of all … Continue reading