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Prosecutors won’t indict former TEPCO execs over Fukushima disaster (Japan Today)

Prosecutors won’t indict former TEPCO execs over Fukushima disaster (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Prosecutors will likely decide again not to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) executives over their handling of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, media reported on Friday, but a rarely used citizen’s panel could still force an indictment. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Three South Koreans die at nuke plant construction site amid hacking fears(Japan Times)

Three South Koreans die at nuke plant construction site amid hacking fears(Japan Times)

SEOUL – Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

New method for contaminated water may be failing (NHK)

New method for contaminated water may be failing (NHK)

Tokyo Electric Power Company has indicated that a new method aimed at tackling a large volume of highly radioactive wastewater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not been entirely successful. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan prepares for future eruptions(Nikkei)

Japan prepares for future eruptions(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Volcanoes have shaped the very landscape of Japan. They have loomed as a constant danger, but also have provided great benefits. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Tochigi firm warned for hiring high school student for decontamination work(Mainichi)

Tochigi firm warned for hiring high school student for decontamination work(Mainichi)

NASU, Tochigi — A construction company hired a high school student for work to decontaminate houses tainted with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike (Japan Today)

KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) on Wednesday applied to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to increase household power rates by an average 10.23% from next April. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy