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  • Masao Yoshida dies at 58; led response to Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Masao Yoshida dies at 58; led response to Fukushima nuclear disaster
    Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58.
  • In wake of Fukushima disaster, Japan to end nuclear power by 2030s

     
    The Japanese government announced a dramatic turn in its energy policy Friday, vowing to make the densely populated island nation nuclear-free by the 2030s. Last year's tsunami-triggered disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex forced evacuation of...

    Japan leaders, utility slammed for 'man-made' nuclear disaster

     
    An independent parliamentary commission accused the Japanese government and the nation's leading utility of "collusion" in avoiding vital nuclear safety improvements that would have prevented the reactor meltdowns last year at the tsunami-damaged...

    'Chernobyl Diaries': Horror movie and travel book depict extreme tourism

     
    "Chernobyl Diaries," a horror movie following a group of tourists on an excursion to the abandoned Ukrainian site of the meltdown, hits theaters just as a pollution travelogue by journalist Andrew Blackwell, "Visit Sunny Chernobyl," is arriving in book...

    Rushworth M. Kidder dies at 67; ethics expert

    Rushworth M. Kidder dies at 67; ethics expert
    Rushworth M. Kidder, a former Christian Science Monitor columnist who taught and wrote books about ethics, died March 5 of natural causes in Naples, Fla. He was 67. His death was announced by the Institute for Global Ethics, the Rockport, Maine-based...