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M E T I announces policy to reduce 100 coal-fired electricity generation plants. But is this just an excuse to force nuclear restarts?

(translation of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center Statement released on 28 July 2020) On 13 July 2020, at a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy Subcommittee on Basic Policy for Electricity...

Current State and Future Directions of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Accident Verification Supervisory Committee

By Ikeuchi Satoru   (Chairperson of the Niigata Prefecture Verification Supervisory Committee on the Nuclear Power Station Accident)  History and Significance of the Verification Supervisory Committee More than nine years have already passed since the...

Current Situation of the Verification of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident by Niigata Prefecture Technical Committee

English summary of an article by Tanaka Mitsuhiko (Member of the Niigata Prefecture Technical Committee and former Member of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC)) Introduction The Niigata...

News Watch

Serious Consideration of Overseas Treatment of Radioactive Wastes The Denki Shinbun energy and electricity industry newspaper reported on July 9th that the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, under Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade...

CNIC Statement: With no decontamination, evacuation orders in radioactive areas of Fukushima should not be lifted

CNIC Statement 22 June, 2020 The Asahi newspaper reported on June 3 that the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, the Environment Ministry and the Reconstruction Agency are investigating ways that evacuation orders, which...