Fukushima

Map of Fukushima evacuation zones
April 03, 2014
Here’s a pop quiz. How many people have died as a direct result of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident: A) 15,884, B) 1 or, C) 0? Until last week the correct answer was C but it can now be argued to be B as a worker at the wrecked nuclear plant died on Friday after being buried under gravel while digging a ditch. Answer A is actually the number of confirmed deaths as a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which sort of puts things in perspective.
Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has committed to become entirely energy self-sufficient using only renewable energy by 2040, according to a statement by the Hamburg, Germany-based World Future Council.
A Renewable Energy Village has taken root in farmland contaminated by radiation fallout from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. The project's vision of combining solar panels with growing crops aims to inspire Japanese farmers to reclaim their abandoned livelihoods.
The Fukushima disaster and the idling of Japan’s nuclear reactors for safety checks have opened the door for renewable energy, particularly solar, to compete with conventional power if improvements are made, says an industry expert.
After successfully floating a 2-MW wind turbine 20 kilometers off the tsunami stricken coast of Fukushima, the operators of the project aim to put another 7-MW on the site at half the per kilowatt cost.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) and three Mitsubishi group firms plan to build a new type of energy-efficient coal-fired power plants in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture.
Japan has switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.
Japan's Fukushima disaster shows no signs of getting better, as Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has revealed that now the site's storage tanks are leaking radioactive water.
Read Full Story Japan has begun what will likely be the first permanent shutdown of one of its reactors since the Fukushima disaster on the grounds that it is built atop an active earthquake fault.
Japan's nuclear watchdog has published new draft safety standards hoping it will prevent another Fukushima disaster.