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Japan mulls more than $100 million new spending on Fukushima water-crisis

TOKYO  - Japan is considering more than $100 million in extra government spending to handle contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, boosting the budget allocation by at least a fifth, government officials familiar with the matter said. The additional budget allocation of between 10 billion and 15 billion yen ($98 million-$147 million) aims […] Continue reading →

Japan PM wants Fukushima plant entirely scrapped

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operator of the country’s crippled nuclear power plant Thursday to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just four already slated for decommissioning and to concentrate on tackling pressing issues like radioactive water leaks. After taking a firsthand look at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, however, Abe […] Continue reading →

Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nears Pacific

TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station, a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the Pacific. Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the ocean and greatly worsen what […] Continue reading →