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Naoto Kan, prime minister of Japan
Fuel rods have probably breached containment vessels — a more serious scenario than core meltdown — according to a new report by Japanese authorities
Molten nuclear fuel in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is likely to have...
Jun 8, 2011 | Read More
Map of Radiation Measurements by Greenpeace
A new IAEA report says Tepco ignored tsunami hazard warnings by its own scientists, while urging the nuclear industry to review natural disaster risks
TOKYO, Japan—International nuclear inspectors have criticized the operator of the Fukushima...
Jun 1, 2011 | Read More
Critics of Indian Point say the NYC suburbs are no place for a nuclear plant, while advocates insist the facility is safe, despite having some seismic risk
New York City, the nation's most densely populated county, stands just 24 miles downwind from the...
May 2, 2011 | Read More
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
The country's nuclear power expansion depends on imports of equipment, including a new European reactor design under heavy scrutiny for safety risks
NEW DELHI—India's ambitious plans to quadruple its nuclear output by 2020, from the current 4,650...
Apr 4, 2011 | Read More
Geothermal power plant in Japan
Asian countries including Japan are likely to consider geothermal as an alternative to nuclear — and Japanese manufacturers could benefit more than most
Japan is sitting on enough untapped geothermal power to replace all its planned nuclear stations...
Mar 24, 2011 | Read More
Earthquake damage in Wakuya, Japan.
An examination of Japan's effort to contain its escalating nuclear disaster reveals a series of missteps, bad luck and desperate improvisation
By Thursday morning the last line of defense came down to this: a police water cannon, a...
Mar 17, 2011 | Read More
Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant
Crisis exposes dilemma of whether to build reactors on tsunami-prone coasts or inland sites where water supplies are already unreliable from climate change
Japan's nuclear accident exposes the dilemma of whether to build power plants on tsunami-prone...
Mar 15, 2011 | Read More
Environmentalists fear potential methane leaks, which can be 21 times as damaging as carbon dioxide
by Michael Fitzpatrick, Guardian In a bid to shore up its precarious energy security, Japan is...
Sep 27, 2010 | Read More
Japan has already allocated $5 billion in fast-start climate aid, though very little appears to be "new and additional" money
The surprise resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyamo this week will have no impact...
Jun 4, 2010 | Read More
U.S. Market Remains Fragmented but Future Bright
Major Chinese solar panel manufacturers are targeting the fast-growing Japanese market for their...
Feb 25, 2010 | Read More