MINAMI-SOMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s radiation nightmare has turned the lively home that truck driver Takahiro Ishitani once shared with his wife and three sons into a cluttered bachelor pad. A coffee mug full of cigarette butts, a towel and other odds and ends sit on a low table in the apartment’s small living room....
SYDNEY (AP) — A tsunami of .9 meters (3 feet) has been measured in the Solomon Islands after a strong earthquake in the South Pacific. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami was measured in Lata in the easternmost Solomon Islands. The region hasn’t reported any immediate damage. The tsunami warning after the 8.0...
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and hit at 11:17 p.m. (1417 GMT) Saturday in the Tokachi...
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the disaster-struck Japanese nuclear power plant has acknowledged that the company long neglected safety measures intended to avoid and manage severe accidents while it was obsessed with fixing minor safety problems to improve operational records. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is struggling to reform itself, and earlier this year launched...
Last week the head of Japan’s new nuclear regulatory agency announced that the country’s reactors will not be restarted until proper seismic inspections are carried out. The new standards with which the reactors must comply will be established next year. Prior to last year’s Fukushima disaster, regulations were in fact only recommendations and plant operators...
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