Topic: Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc.
Fukushima's most important lesson is this: Probability theory (that disaster is unlikely) failed us. If you have made assumptions, you are not prepared. Nuclear power plants should have multiple, reliable ways to cool reactors. Any nuclear plant that doesn't heed this lesson is inviting disaster.
One year after the Japan tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear disaster, many roads are rebuilt and debris is cleaned up. But much remains in flux for residents of the hard-hit northeast coastal zone.
The Japanese government ordered tests on all nuclear reactors after Fukushima meltdown, and are set to reopen at least one shortly, but advisers say the tests do not prove the plants are safe.
Global News Blog Skeptics cast doubt on Fukushima status, even as Japan declares nuclear reactors 'stable'
Japan's government declared that the damaged reactors from the Fukushima disaster were 'stable.' Not everyone is convinced.
12/16/2011 12:18 pm
Experience in northern Japan illustrates that even incremental investment in nuclear power threatens human civilization. The Fukushima disaster should once and for all drive global society away from nuclear power, and toward renewable energy.
11/28/2011 10:50 am
Polls show the public turning against nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima disaster. But low coverage of protests and powerful business and political interests have complicated efforts to promote change.
11/23/2011 12:51 pm
More than six months after a quake triggered a devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, there is still much left to do – and a fear that no one’s listening.
09/20/2011 11:12 am
Fukushima's radiation has hit deadly levels for the second day, according to Tepco, making efforts to bring the nuclear plant under control difficult. Japan’s retired skilled laborers say they are ready to relieve younger workers.
08/03/2011 11:18 am
Fukushima radiation has been found at potentially lethal levels at two locations. The area around the leaks has been evacuated.
08/03/2011 01:33 am
The crippled reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are stable more than four months after the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the north, says the plant's operator.
07/20/2011 10:21 am