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Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion

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TOKYO Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including decommissioning and compensation, to 21.5 trillion yen (149.65 billion pounds).

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Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion -source 08 Dec 2016

TOKYO Japan will increase an interest-free loan to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power , by more than a third to 14 trillion yen (97.30 billion pounds)a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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German utilities set for compensation after court win on nuclear 06 Dec 2016

KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that hastening the shutdown of nuclear plants after Japan's Fukushima disaster violated some of the property rights of utility companies, allowing them to seek limited damages.

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Bill for Japan's Fukushima cleanup to double to $201 billion - source 30 Nov 2016

TOKYO Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is likely to cost 22.6 trillion yen ($201 billion), slightly more than double a previous estimate, according to a source involved in government discussions on the issue.

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Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century 29 Nov 2016

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

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Fukushima nuclear decommission, compensation costs to almost double - media 28 Nov 2016

TOKYO Japan's trade ministry has almost doubled the estimated cost of compensation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant to more than 20 trillion yen (142 billion pounds), the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. | Video

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Swiss reject quick exit from atomic power 27 Nov 2016

ZURICH Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject a speedy exit from the nation's five nuclear power plants, as concerns over losing energy independence outweighed safety worries raised by the measure's proponents.

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Swiss nuclear exit vote raises prospect of more fossil fuels 24 Nov 2016

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Switzerland votes in a referendum on Sunday on whether to make a speedy withdrawal from atomic energy production, a move that would reduce nuclear risks but raise reliance on fossil fuels from Germany or imported nuclear power from France.

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Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants 22 Nov 2016

HANOI Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake near Fukushima disaster site 22 Nov 2016

TOKYO A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. | Video