Japan

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A member of the IAEA mission reviewing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in February 2015, Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo: Susanna Loof / IAEA via flickr)
Striking a blow to local residents opposed to nuclear power, a Japanese court on Wednesday green-lighted the reopening of the Sendai power station, in a ruling that could clear the way for the return of this widely-opposed energy source four years after the Fukushima crisis began. In the ruling, the Kagoshima District Court rejected a formal...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Critics of nuclear energy are cheering a ruling by a Japanese court that blocks...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Four years since disaster struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on...

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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...