Fukushima disaster http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24195/all en South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Meeyoung Cho</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to<br /> expand its nuclear power plant programme despite growing public<br /> concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in<br /> 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.</p> <p>The proportion of South Koreans who considered nuclear power<br /> safe fell to 34.8 percent in a survey conducted in November and<br /> published on Tuesday, down from 40 percent in April 2011 and 71<br /> percent in January 2010, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Force Majeure Energy Energy conversion Fukushima disaster Fukushima Prefecture Natural Disaster Nuclear energy policy by country Nuclear power Nuclear power stations Nuclear renaissance Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:04:18 +0000 5731562 at http://www.globalpost.com Fukushima disaster could not happen in Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/fukushima-disaster-could-not-happen-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan authorities attempted Tuesday to ease fears of a Japanese-style crisis at the island's nearly completed newest nuclear power plant, ahead of a mass protest this weekend. </p> <p>The state Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) faces an uphill battle to persuade the public its nuclear facilities are safe after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011, crippling a nuclear power plant at Fukushima.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/fukushima-disaster-could-not-happen-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Fukushima disaster Politics Tōhoku region War AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 12:15:42 +0000 5837422 at http://www.globalpost.com 267,000 people remain evacuees 3 yrs after quake-tsunami disaster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140310/267000-people-remain-evacuees-3-yrs-after-quake-tsunam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Around 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift residences nationwide as Japan is set to commemorate three years since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast of the country and triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis.</p> <p> Police and other authorities continue to search for those listed as missing in coastal areas following the Great East Japan Earthquake, one of the most powerful quakes on record in Japan, and the ensuing tsunami that left scores of people dead, unaccounted for or homeless.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140310/267000-people-remain-evacuees-3-yrs-after-quake-tsunam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima disaster Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:33:16 +0000 6091335 at http://www.globalpost.com PM Abe promises 20 bil. yen in aid to LNG-supplier Papua New Guinea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140710/pm-abe-promises-20-bil-yen-aid-lng-supplier-papua-new- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday pledged 20 billion yen in aid over three years to Papua New Guinea, for the supplier of liquefied natural gas and other raw materials to use building infrastructure.</p> <p> Abe announced the official development assistance at a joint press conference in Port Moresby with his Papua New Guinean counterpart Peter O'Neill.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140710/pm-abe-promises-20-bil-yen-aid-lng-supplier-papua-new-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Fukushima disaster Shinzō Abe Shinzo Abe Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:15:17 +0000 6201574 at http://www.globalpost.com