Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war

 When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

Aug 04, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Japan`s nuclear restart may be delayed until 2015

The long-awaited restart of Japan`s nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes.

Aug 06, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

120 tonnes of radioactive water leak from Fukushima

About 120 tonnes of radioactive water has leaked from the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the plant`s operator said.

Apr 07, 2013, 09:30 AM IST

No returning of 18% Fukushima evacuees

According to an estimate, in the towns of Okuma where part of the nuclear plant stands, for example, 81 percent of the residents may have difficulty returning home.

Jun 11, 2012, 18:17 PM IST

Japan’s nuclear agency sorry for `angry wife` quip

A government backed research agency in Japan has apologised for comparing radioactive material to an angry wife quarrelling with her husband.

Jun 06, 2012, 14:18 PM IST

Ban urges better safety, security at nuke plants

UN chief said that the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was a wake-up call for the world.

Sep 23, 2011, 10:48 AM IST

Japan finds radioactive contaminated rice

Agriculture Ministry said this was the first time that more than trace levels of cesium had been found in rice.

Aug 19, 2011, 15:57 PM IST

Japan Cabinet OKs new nuclear safety agency

Japan`s Cabinet has approved a plan to move nuclear regulatory agency to the Environment Ministry.

Aug 15, 2011, 16:40 PM IST