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Fukushima mistakes linger as Japan marks 5th anniversary

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GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File
As officials vow to prevent a repeat, some critics say Tokyo’s push to restart switched-off nuclear reactors is proof that the lessons of the tragedy have not been learned

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Mar. 10, 2016) — The complacency and cozy relationships blamed for the Fukushima nuclear accident are still a problem in Japan, experts warn, even as the country faces the Continue reading Fukushima mistakes linger as Japan marks 5th anniversary

Japan court orders two nuclear reactors to shut down

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ORDERED SHUT. This file photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows Kansai Electric Power’s number 3 (L) and number 4 (R) reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan’s Fukui prefecture. Jiji Press/AFP
The order would bring the number of operating reactors in Japan down to two

TOKYO, Japan (Mar. 10, 2016) — A Japanese court on Wednesday, March 9, ordered two regional nuclear reactors to shut down over safety concerns, the plant’s operator said, just days before the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

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NUCLEAR CRISIS. A file picture dated March 12, 2011 shows an overview of the Fukushima I nuclear plant in Japan, shortly before an explosion happened. File photo by EPA
If convicted, they face up to 5 years in prison or a penalty of up to one million yen ($8,850)

TOKYO, Japan (Feb. 29, 2016) — Three former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted Monday, February 29, over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

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