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  • Global Voices: Fukushima made ex-premier a 'no nukes' crusader

    After the cascade of disasters that befell Japan 27 months ago, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan took the brunt of withering criticism for shoddy nuclear safety standards at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex and the government’s chaotic...
  • Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site

    Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site
    TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. "The outlook has not been so bright for the...
  • Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site

    Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese...
  • 8 U.S. sailors sue Japanese firm over radiation from nuclear meltdown

     
    Eight sailors from the Coronado-based carrier Ronald Reagan are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. for allegedly lying about the danger from radiation caused by the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, according to Bloomberg News. The ship was...
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  • Japan nuclear plant leaks 300 tons of highly radioactive water

    Japan nuclear plant leaks 300 tons of highly radioactive water
    BEIJING -- The operator of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan, said Tuesday that 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks, the worst in a number of similar leaks since the catastrophic 2011...
  • Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak

    Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak
    TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima. The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
  • Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2

    Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2
    Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...
  • Review: 'Pandora's Promise' devotes too much energy to its own dogma

    Review: 'Pandora's Promise' devotes too much energy to its own dogma
    It's one thing to hear a legislator or industrialist extol "clean nuclear energy"; it's something else when the person singing those praises is an environmentalist. In "Pandora's Promise," Robert Stone has gathered the testimony of five people whose...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
  • Out of the Blue: Speak up against San Onofre

    Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
  • Major Quake Hits Off Japan, Sets Off Small Tsunami

    Major Quake Hits Off Japan, Sets Off Small Tsunami
    TOKYO -- A powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday evening, rattling buildings in Tokyo and setting off a small tsunami. It also jarred nerves in a nation still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March...