Japan Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition.
The Japanese government on Saturday lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant.
Japan switched on a nuclear reactor Tuesday, ending a two-year shutdown in the energy-hungry country that was sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation.
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.
Japan plans to revoke evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years as part of a plan to cut compensation payouts and speed up reconstruction, the government said on Friday.
The operator of the disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has finished purifying the 620,000 tonnes of radioactive water stored in tanks at the plant, overcoming the main stumbling block in the process of dismantling it.
Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is fiercely opposed to Jaitapur nuclear power project, on Saturday suggested Maharashtra Government to send its ministers abroad to study ill-effects of atomic disasters in places like Fukushima and Chernobyl.
A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister`s office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.
A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis.
Japan on Friday deployed a shape-shifting remote-controlled robot to survey a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to assess for the first time the radiation levels since the 2011 tsunami.
Japan is considering evaporating or storing underground tritium-laced water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant as an alternative to releasing it into the ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co`s chief decommissioning officer told Reuters on Wednesday.
The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found a pool of highly contaminated water on the roof of a plant building and that it had probably leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained.