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Japan PM Says Plan to Release Fukushima Water Coming Soon

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a decision that has …

Japan to Release Treated Fukushima Water in Sea, Kyodo Says

Japan is planning to release millions of gallons of treated radioactive water from its wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo News reported, citing unidentified people close to the matter. The government has agreed on this …

Risks, Rewards Accompany Faster Cleanup of Closed Nuclear Reactors

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned _ eight years instead of 60 in …