Fukushima

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In a historic ruling described as a "wake-up call" for both the nuclear industry and the Japanese government, a district court on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of Takahaka Nuclear Plant in western Japan—a decision that was welcomed by residents and local officials who said the plant posed health and safety risks. The order, coming just days...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The environmental impacts of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Nuclear experts visit the TEPCO Fukushima plant for decommissioning. (Photo: IAEA Imagebank/flickr/cc)
In what environmental advocates called a "major step" toward justice against...

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Fishermen have resumed fishing after postponing their start when hundreds of tons of radioactive water were found leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Twenty-one trawlers brought home 5 tons of seafood, including octopus and squid, from the trial operation; if testing shows they're safe, they'll be shipped to markets in Japan. While older people are said to be buying fish from the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, others don't want their kids or grandkids eating it...