05 May '11, 4am

Workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at Fukushima nuclear reactor for the 1st time since the disasters

Workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at Fukushima nuclear reactor for the 1st time since the disasters

This handout picture, taken by Tokyo Electric Power on April 13, 2011, shows the west side area of the first reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - JAPAN'S nuclear safety agency says workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time since right after the March 11 earthquake. The plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said workers were installing six ventilation machines on Thursday in an attempt to absorb radiation from the air inside the building. The work is expected to take about four or five days. The utility must lower radiation levels inside the reactor before it can proceed with installing cooling systems, which were knocked out by the quake and tsunami that followed. Workers have not gone inside the reactor building since it was damaged by...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

Thousands rally in Japan against #nuclear power

straitstimes.com 07 May '11, 9am

TOKYO - THOUSANDS of people rallied in Japan on Saturday to demand a shift away from nuclear power after an earthquake and...

Japan urges shutdown of quake-threatened nuclear plant

Japan urges shutdown of quake-threatened nuclea...

channelnewsasia.com 08 May '11, 3am

TOKYO: A nuclear plant located near a tectonic faultline should be shut down, Japan's trade and industry minister said Sun...

Japan mulls over new robot help with nuclear di...

straitstimes.com 03 May '11, 3am

TOKYO - JAPAN may be at the forefront of robotics and its children raised on cartoons of robot heroes and villains, but th...

EU nuclear plant stress tests to start in June: Hungary: Stress tests on nuclear power stations in the European

EU nuclear plant stress tests to start in June:...

straitstimes.com 04 May '11, 2pm

Stress tests on nuclear power stations in the European Union (EU) will start in June, EU president Hungary announced on We...

PAP govt will involve young in nation-building: PM #SGelections

PAP govt will involve young in nation-building:...

straitstimes.com 05 May '11, 3pm

THE Government will make special effort to engage young Singaporeans and involve them in nation-building, said Prime Minis...