Survivors bowed deeply at remembrance ceremonies in towns and cities around the disaster zone and in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led tributes to those who died in Japan`s worst peace-time disaster.
China on Tuesday announced plans to raise its installed nuclear power generation capacity by 20 per cent this year, shaking off concerns over atomic safety in the wake of Japan`s Fukushima disaster.
The new government in Japan has announced it will review planned nuclear power phase-out proposed by the previous administration.
The construction of new nuclear power stations will be resumed in coast areas but only in a small number, a statement from the Chinese government said.
The Chinese government has tacitly begun granting permissions for the resumption of construction of several new nuclear power plants that were halted after the Fukoshima disaster.
Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India`s coastline, a top official involved in the country`s disaster management efforts said.
Farmland in parts of Japan is no
longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned.
India wants new test results in light of the Fukushima disaster before finalising a multi-billion-euro order with France`s Areva for new reactors, France`s energy minister said on Monday.
Russia has till now steadfastly defended its 10 nuclear power plants, 32 reactors against criticism.
EA Sarma talks to Zee Research Group’s Rakesh Khar about nuclear energy.
Existing nuclear clusters should also be studied in the wake of Japan disaster, a top scientist said.
The CPI(M) demanded an
immediate stop on all new nuclear projects, saying it
was `elementary` for the government to pay heed to public
protests against such plants after the Fukushima disaster.
Two key weaknesses could also plague reactors in the United States.
Day in Pics: 30th October
Showbiz World - October 30, 2014
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