Fukushima

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Despite widespread public opposition and lingering safety concerns, Japan on Tuesday will switch on a nuclear reactor for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The restart of Reactor No. 1 at the Sendai nuclear plant, about 620 miles southwest of Tokyo, comes four and a half years after an earthquake-triggered tsunami caused a meltdown...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A team from the IAEA looks at water storage tanks at Fukushima in Nov. 2013.(Photo: IAEA Imagebank)
Greenpeace charges that pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cares more about...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Yuji Onuma pictured in April in front of a sign proclaiming the promise of nuclear power in the ghost town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture. (Photo: KYODO)
Japan's 2011 nuclear meltdown and catastrophe transformed Futaba—home of the...

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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...