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Japan Says Repayment of TEPCO Fukushima Cleanup Delayed

TOKYO (AP) — Repayment of the more than 10 trillion yen ($68 billion) government funding for cleanup and compensation for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster has been delayed, the Japanese government says. The Board of Audit said in a …

Cancer Patients Seek Damages from Fukushima Nuclear Plant

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid …

6 Cancer Patients Sue Utility Over Fukushima Radiation

TOKYO (AP)–Six people who were children living in Fukushima at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster and have since developed thyroid cancer filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding a utility pay compensation for their illnesses, which they say were triggered …

Newly Found Fukushima Plant Contamination May Delay Cleanup

TOKYO (AP) — A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning …

Viewpoint: Risk Management Lessons From COVID-19 Extend Far Beyond Pandemics

Even though we are still mired in the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not too early for insurance and risk management professionals – as well as society as a whole – to do what humans have done for centuries: Learn from …

Western Governors Want Nuclear Testing Compensation Expanded

BOISE, Idaho — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors’ Association on Friday sent letters to …

US Suspends Low-Level Radioactive Waste Shipments to Nevada

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged dozens of shipments of low-level radioactive waste shipped to a site north of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out …

Alaska Officials Find No Sign of Fukushima-Related Radiation in Seafood

State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than 16,000 people were …

Son Waits for Late Father’s Radiation Exposure Compensation

As of last week, 219 current or former Wah Chang employees or their survivors had received more than $35 million in benefits as compensation from the federal government for cancers contracted through radiation exposure at the Millersburg, Ore., metals refinery. …

Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth

Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come. The radiation is mostly an issue for satellite disruptions and astronauts in space. It can cause communication problems …