Fukushima

Nuclear Reactor Restarts in Japan Have Reduced LNG Imports for Electricity Generation

After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident, Japan suspended operations at all of its remaining 48 nuclear power reactors by 2013 and relied almost exclusively on imported natural gas to replace the lost electricity generation. In 2015, Japan allowed its first nuclear power reactor to resume operations. As of December 2022, 11 … [continued]

Despite Protest At Home And Abroad, Japanese Government To Start Ocean Dumping Of Nuclear Wastewater…

The Japanese government has given the greenlight for Fukushima’s nuclear wastewater to start being dumped in the Pacific ocean from Thursday August 24th, despite widespread protest both in Japan, and in neighbouring countries. “We are deeply disappointed and outraged by the Japanese Government’s announcement to release water containing radioactive substances … [continued]

A CAD rendering of the hydrogen powered FC stack to be used in the Fukushima, Image courtesy of Toyota

Accelerating Decarbonization In Fukushima To Be Enhanced By Mirai Technology

The Fukushima prefecture has been a ghost town since late 2011. Though the levels of radiation have gone down to more than acceptable levels, people have refused to come back to the area, mostly fearing the radioactive contamination of ground water. The area, however, has become a centerpiece for renewable … [continued]