Fukushima

UN experts cite ‘possible exploitation’ of workers hired to clean up toxic Japanese nuclear plant

A group of United Nations rights experts are urging the Japanese government to urgently protect tens of thousands or workers hired to help decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant, who are reportedly being exploited and exposed to toxic nuclear radiation.

UN team praises Japan’s efforts to decommission damaged nuclear plant, notes challenges

A team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog today praised Japan for its efforts to decommission the damaged Fukushima power station, while noting that several complex challenges have to be addressed to ensure the plant’s stability.

UN team hails Japan’s remediation efforts in Fukushima-affected areas

Good progress has been made by Japan in remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, a group of United Nations experts have said in a preliminary report, while encouraging the Government to better communicate its decontamination goals to the public.

UN welcomes news that stricken Japanese nuclear plant is now stable

The United Nations nuclear watchdog today welcomed Japan’s announcement that it had successfully stabilized the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged earlier this year and that the release of radioactive materials is under control.

Slovenia’s response in wake of Japanese nuclear accident praised by UN

United Nations atomic experts today commended Slovenia’s regulatory framework for nuclear safety, citing its prompt reaction to the implications of the accident and radiation release at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant earlier this year.

Japan: Secretary-General brings message of solidarity to 'triple disaster' areas

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought a message of international solidarity to parts of eastern Japan still reeling from the 'triple disasters' triggered by the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident that struck earlier this year.

UN chief to get first-hand look at damage caused by Japanese quake, tsunami

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart on Saturday for a trip that will take him to Japan, where he will visit Fukushima to see first-hand the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck earlier this year, and to the Republic of Korea.