Fukushima

Japan must act to protect Fukushima clean-up workers: U.N. experts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers labouring to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station from reported exploitation and exposure to radiation, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday.<p>Wave is seen in front of cranes and chimneys …

Nuclear Energy

The San Onofre nuclear plant is a 'Fukushima waiting to happen'

Southern California Edison is keeping 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant in San Clemente.<p>The …

Southern California Edison

Fukushima nuclear disaster: UN says clean-up workers risk exploitation

<b>Workers used to decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are at grave risk of exploitation, independent UN experts say.</b><p>Tens of thousands, reportedly including migrants and homeless people, may be being deceived about the risks of exposure to radiation, they say.<p>The UN is urging the …

Nuclear Energy

Cafe Amazon branch planted in Muscat

PTT's first Japanese Cafe Amazon outlet in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.<p>PTT Plc has opened the first branch of Cafe Amazon in the Middle East in …

Middle East

China's plan to become a nuclear energy powerhouse

If China achieves the targets outlined in its Energy Development Strategy Action Plan, it will become the world's nuclear energy leader and …

Nuclear Energy

Controversy arises over statue of child in protective suit in Japan's Fukushima - Xinhua

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Quite a few local residents in Fukushima, Japan, were dismayed at a statue installed on Aug. 3.<p>The statue named "Sun …

Japan

WHOI chosen as location of new NSF-funded ocean bottom seismograph instrument center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will operate a new center to provide …

Seafloor

Fukushima residents criticize artwork meant to memorialize nuclear disaster

A large artwork in front of an educational facility in Fukushima has sparked a wave of criticism, with local residents angered by its depiction of a child wearing what looks like a suit to protect against nuclear radiation.<p>"Sun Child," a 20-foot statue created by artist Kenji Yanobe, was recently …

Japan

Artist sorry for nuclear-themed statue in city devastated by 2011 meltdown

A Japanese artist who created a 20-foot statue of a child wearing a protective suit has apologized after residents of Fukushima said it made the city …

Japan

Fury in Fukushima as residents demand 20 foot statue of child in a protective suit is removed because it gives the 'wrong impression'

A 20ft statue of a bug-eyed child in a hazmat suit has provoked anger in Fukushima whose people demand it be taken down.<p>Residents in the disaster-hit …

Nuclear Energy

Fukushima nuclear statue ignites online furore

TOKYO: A giant statue of a child wearing a radiation suit in the Japanese city of Fukushima has touched off a storm of criticism online as the …

Japan

'Hazmat' suit statue near site of Japanese nuclear disaster sparks uproar

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A statue of a child wearing what appears to be a hazardous material suit unveiled near the site of a Japanese nuclear disaster has drawn a barrage of criticism from residents and forced the sculptor to apologise.<p>Women and children look at a statue of a child wearing …

Japan

First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster

Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster at the …

Particles

Fukushima child statue: Residents complain about radiation suit

<b>Fukushima residents have reacted angrily to the statue of a boy in protective gear, saying it gives the impression of a city still contaminated after the 2011 nuclear disaster.</b><p>Fukushima's nuclear plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011, causing the most serious such accident since Chernobyl.<p>The statue …

World News

Uranium Market Shows Signs of Life

Long in the doldrums, prices for the nuclear fuel are rising amid supply cuts and forecasts for stronger demand<p>A wave of mine closures and the rollout of nuclear-power plants world-wide are fueling bullish bets on the long-depressed uranium market.<p>Several investment funds have launched this year to …

Energy

What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats?

The outer defensive wall of what is expected to be the world’s most expensive nuclear power station is taking shape on the shoreline of the choppy …

Sea Level

Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon soaks Japan

By Associated Press<p>TOKYO — An offshore typhoon brought rain and strong winds to Japan’s northeast coast Thursday, but no major damage was reported as the storm did not make landfall.<p>Typhoon Shanshan weakened somewhat by midday, with maximum sustained winds of 108 kilometers (67 miles) per hour and …

Weather

Tiny Traces of Fukushima Found in Limited California Wines

In March 2011, an offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and caused a partial meltdown of …

Lifestyle

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 chief asks Abe to consider daylight savings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday he had met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call on him to consider implementing daylight savings time amid concerns about athlete safety during the Games.<p>President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee Yoshiro …

Japan

Extreme makeover : Fukushima nuclear plant tries image overhaul

Call it an extreme makeover: In Japan’s Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul at the site of the worst …

Nuclear Energy

Review: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda deals beautifully with music and mortality

Doc about the avant-garde musician’s life and work after a cancer diagnosis is thoughtful and compelling

Avant-garde

Experts Confirm There Are No Concerns About California Wines Due to Fukushima

Jul 30, 2018<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> — Authors of a University of Bordeaux study measuring nearly undetectable levels of radioactive material in some California …

Wine

Made in Fukushima: Japan farmers struggle to win trust

KORIYAMA (JAPAN) (AFP) -<p>The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs -- they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.<p>Seven years after the March 2011 nuclear disaster caused by a devastating …

Japan

Study: Radioactive particles from Fukushima disaster found in some California red wines

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (WJLA) - If you're a lover of red wine produced in the Napa Valley region, you may be drinking an extra ingredient with each …

Particles

Badminton BWF World Championships 2018 Live Streaming: When and where to watch PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth in action

PV Sindhu will start her campaign at the ongoing BWF World Championships in Nanjing on Wednesday. Sindhu will take on Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia …

India News

Japan pledges to reduce plutonium, but doesn’t say how

TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear policy-setting panel on Tuesday approved revised guidelines on plutonium use, putting a cap on its stockpile and pledging to …

Nuclear Energy

Japan pledges to cut plutonium stocks amid growing concern from neighbors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan pledged to reduce its controversial stocks of plutonium, the world's biggest inventory of the highly toxic material held by a state without nuclear weapons, following pressure from the United States, China and other countries.<p>The government did not outline by how much and …

Nuclear Energy

Olympics: Traditional stage actor Nomura to oversee ceremonies for 2020 Games

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games on Monday appointed Nomura Mansai, an actor of kyogen Japanese traditional theater, to oversee the …

Japan

Actor Nomura to orchestrate Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese actor Mansai Nomura will orchestrate the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced on Monday.<p>Following a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting in Fukushima Prefecture, Nomura was named as the chief …

Japan

RPT-Japan's utilities crank up oil-fired power in face of heatwave

(Repeats with no changes to text)<p>TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Japan’s biggest electric utilities are firing up old fossil fuel power plants and ramping up others that are already operating, pushing to meet demand as power prices hit record highs amid a deadly heatwave.<p>The deployment of older, dirtier …

Fossil Fuels