Fukushima

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.<p>Though few recognized it at the time, 2011 may mark a turning point for the era of building mega energy and mining …

Environment

General Electric sued over Fukushima

Japanese property owners and businesses near the Fukushima nuclear plant that melted down after a 2011 tsunami have filed a $500M class-action …

Savemoney

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Technology

Move over, Indiana Jones: Physicists are the new tomb raiders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.<p>Except in the most recent, and exciting, …

Opinion

Disposal of low-level radioactive waste from Fukushima crisis begins

Disposal began Friday of low-level radioactive waste generated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, more than six years after the crisis was triggered …

Japan

Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe Isn't "Harmless" at Source

<b>EMERSON URRY OF ENVIRONEWS ON BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>(Photo: Reyhan Dhuny / Flickr)An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear …

Liberal View

Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor

Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have installed a device to remove nuclear fuel from a meltdown-hit reactor nearly …

Japan

5 Famous News Stories You Didn't Know Had Insane Epilogues

By Pauli Poisuo Published: November 11th, 2017 The news cycle tends to operate with the attention span of a coked-up fruit fly. Things happen, things …

Alexander Litvinenko

Nuclear 'accident' sends radioactive pollution over Europe

A cloud of radioactive pollution spread over Europe after a possible "accident" at a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan, French nuclear safety officials confirmed on Friday.<p>France's nuclear safety institute, IRSN, picked up faint traces of ruthenium 106, a radioactive nuclide that is produced …

Energy

Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up

TOKYO (Reuters) - The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan's nuclear regulator said in an interview on Tuesday.<p>The comments from Nuclear Regulation …

World News

Blanket radiation checks on Fukushima rice under debate

Blanket radiation checks on rice produced in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture have come under debate because no rice with radiation …

Japan

The Post-Fukushima Legacy: Nuclear Energy in Asia, South Korea’s Nuclear Energy Industry

<i>Featured image: The Fukushima disaster of March 11, 2011</i><b>Introduction: Nuclear Energy in Asia</b><b>by Mel Gurtov</b>The Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011 …

Energy

Japanese Retailer Is Using Drones To Make Deliveries To Fukushima

A drone delivery went to a resident in Miniamisoma, an area that is still recovering from the Fukushima nuclear incident

Drones

Can Japan burn flammable ice for energy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan's relationship with the energy sector is, at best, complicated.<p>Having virtually no oil, coal or natural gas to fire its power plants, Japan was forced to import over 90% of its energy in 2014. It is the world's third largest importer of oil and coal, and the number one importer of …

Energy

Drones are being used to deliver fried chicken to residents in Fukushima

A Japanese convenience store chain teamed up with a tech company to deliver fried chicken and other warm meals to those who returned to towns and …

Japan

Drones to deliver food near Fukushima nuclear disaster site

The drones can deliver groceries, household items and even hot food.<p>Japanese residents living nearby the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant are …

Japan

Fukushima ghost towns abandoned after 2011 nuclear disaster revealed by filmmakers

A film team that specialises in surreptitiously accessing abandoned places has produced new footage showing the ghost towns left behind after the …

Japan

Three Ways Radiation Has Changed The Monkeys Of Fukushima

This year the evacuated residents of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture began returning home, and as they resume their lives, the monkeys who have lived there all along have some cautions for them—in the form of medical records.<p>The Japanese macaques show effects associated with radiation …

Japan

Sprawling radioactive waste storage facility opens for business in Fukushima

The government’s new radioactive waste storage facility in Fukushima Prefecture kicked into full gear on Saturday after completing a roughly …

Japan

South Korea does a sudden U-turn on nuclear power

South Korea is set to power up its nuclear industry again.<p>President Moon Jae-in signaled Friday he would accept the findings of a government panel that recommended restarting the country's stalled nuclear power program.<p>That's a big U-turn from Moon who in June vowed to pull the plug on new reactors …

North Korea

Kobe Steel's data fabrication leaves manufacturers scrambling

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd's admission that it fabricated specifications on some of its aluminium, copper and other products has left about 500 affected companies scrambling to pin down the potential impact.<p>No safety issues have surfaced as Kobe Steel attempts to confirm the extent of the …

Japan

“Yuna-Chan”: The New Project Helping Revive Fukushima Prefecture

It has been six years since the devastating tsunami hit the seacoast of Fukushima Prefecture. These past years, more and more towns in the coastal …

Japan

Ten things to do in Fukushima survey

It's been more than six years since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident of March 2011 hit Fukushima prefecture, and the region is seeing …

Japan

Kobe Steel scandal latest to expose 'Made-in-Japan' fault-lines

TOKYO (Reuters) - Under the once-vaunted “keiretsu” system of close, trust-based ties between manufacturers and suppliers, “Made-in-Japan” became a byword for industrial quality and reliability.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the signboard of Kobe Steel at the group's Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, …

Kobe Steel

Fukushima evacuee to tell UN that Japan violated human rights

Mitsuko Sonoda will say evacuees face financial hardship and are being forced to return to homes they believe are unsafe<p>A nuclear evacuee from Fukushima will claim Japan’s government has violated the human rights of people who fled their homes after the 2011 nuclear disaster, in testimony before …

Environment

A Japanese Court Awards A Multimillion Dollar Payout To Fukushima Residents Affected By Nuclear Disaster

The Fukushima District Court has ruled that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) could have taken safety precautions that might have prevented the devastating nuclear meltdown that followed a 2011 tsunami. Several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of area residents whose careers and home lives …

Japan

Redress Ordered In Fukushima Case -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 11, 2017).<p>TOKYO -- Negligence by the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. caused the triple meltdowns at the Fukushima …

Japan

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Oil Edges Up on Strong Demand Forecast<p>Oil prices edged up Wednesday after Saudi Arabia announced plans to cut crude exports next month.<p>OPEC Production Jumps Despite Deal to Limit Output<p>OPEC crude-oil production jumped in September by nearly 90,000 barrels a day, complicating the cartel's efforts to …

Oil

Typhoon-proof Wind Turbine

While wind energy is rapidly increasing its market share across the world, wind turbines are not able to be constructed everywhere that they might be …

Turbines

Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster

Court rules that Japanese government could have done more to prevent meltdown at plant caused by tsunami<p>A court in Japan has ordered the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to pay 500m yen (£3.37m) in damages to residents affected by the March 2011 …

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