A worker exposed to radiation when disaster struck the Fukushima nuclear plant has been found to have developed thyroid cancer caused by an industrial accident, the labor ministry said. The employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is the third person determined to be entitled to benefits due to illness caused by exposure to radiation released when three reactors melted down in the days after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in March 2011. The man is the first to be certified for developing thyroid cancer because of the nuclear disaster. The first two persons suffer from leukemia.
Japan Today 18th Dec 2016 read more »
The Monju fast-breeder reactor may be shut down. It was expected to play a major role in nuclear fuel recycling, but it operated for just 250 days over the course of 22 years. How is Japan’s nuclear policy changing? We take a behind-the-scenes look at this important issue.
NHK 17th Dec 2016 read more »