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Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon

Oct. 22, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. The new basic energy plan, adopted by the Cabinet just in time for the...

Exelon: Contract worker killed in accident at nuclear plant

Sep. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A worker at the deactivated Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania died in an accident at the plant last week, officials said. The contract worker was fatally injured at about 11 a.m. Friday “while unloading equipment from a truck at...

IAEA: Science key to Fukushima plant water release

Sep. 09, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Objective, science-based monitoring is the key to safely carrying out the planned release of treated but still radioactive water at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said Thursday. A three-member IAEA...

Masters cruises to Paralympic gold in hand-cycle time trial

Aug. 31, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

A thought recently struck Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters: What would young Oksana, the one who shuffled between Ukrainian orphanages, think of this grown-up version? Young Oksana was always resilient, determined and headstrong — qualities that helped her...

UN team: Unclear if Fukushima cleanup can finish by 2051

Aug. 27, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Too little is known about melted fuel inside damaged reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, even a decade after the disaster, to be able to tell if its decommissioning can be finished by 2051 as planned, a U.N. nuclear agency official said Friday. ...

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Skipper: Docs show no coverup in submarine sinking

Aug. 02, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The release of about 3,000 pages of documents delving into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history has not yielded any sinister effort to hide the truth, a retired Navy skipper says. Instead, documents show the Navy’s policies and...

Fukushima laments a recovery without Olympic witnesses

Jul. 30, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The bus transporting Olympic officials and media from downtown Fukushima to the suburban Azuma Baseball Stadium features a slickly produced video boasting of the region's recovery from a devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. ...

GLIMPSES: Medalists' bouquets hold deeper meaning for Japan

Jul. 29, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Of course, an Olympic medal has significance. But the bouquet of flowers that every medal winner is being handed at the Tokyo Olympics has deeper meaning. Much deeper. The sunflowers and all the other flowers in the bouquet were grown in the three...