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TEPCO says Fukushima clean up, compensation may hit $125 bn

The cost of cleaning up the mess left by meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear power station and compensating those affected may double to $125 billion.

TEPCO says Fukushima clean up, compensation may hit $125 bn
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Japan mulls gas pipeline from Russian far east

Japan is considering a $5.0 billion pipeline stretching from Russia's far east to an industrial hub near Tokyo, as it eyes new energy supplies following the Fukushima crisis.

Japan mulls gas pipeline from Russian far east
Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace

Government radiation monitoring in areas near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is unreliable, Greenpeace charged on Tuesday, with heavily populated areas exposed to 13 times the legal limit.

Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan
Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan

The head of a hard-hitting panel that blamed cultural factors for the Fukushima nuclear disaster voiced hope Tuesday that the tragedy would help open up Japan's system of government.

Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan
Japan to decide on nuclear-power policy: reports
Japan to decide on nuclear-power policy: reports

Japan on Friday was set to decide on a post-Fukushima energy policy that will see it abandon nuclear power within the next three decades.

Japan to decide on nuclear-power policy: reports
Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s
Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s

Japan will abandon nuclear power within the next three decades under new government policy on the post-Fukushima energy mix.

Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s
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Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species.

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown
Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown

A nuclear reactor in western Japan began full operations Monday, the first restart since the country shut down its atomic stations in the wake of last year's crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown
Electricity flows from restarted Japan reactor
Electricity flows from restarted Japan reactor

Electricity generated from nuclear fission began flowing in Japan on Thursday, ending a nearly two-month hiatus in the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdowns.

Electricity flows from restarted Japan reactor