Tokyo Electric Power Co. is making inadequate progress in managing radioactive water at its wrecked Fukushima atomic plant, which is distracting it from other important challenges, an adviser to the company said.
Allison Macfarlane, the geologist and expert on atomic waste picked to lead the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is described by associates as someone who can advocate positions without offending her opponents.
The crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima is losing its two-year battle to contain radioactive water leaks and its owner emphasized for the first time it needs overseas expertise to help contain the disaster.
Hurricane Sandy’s wrath shows that U.S. regulators should swiftly implement nuclear-safety rules developed after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, a top lawmaker said, as industry officials said the lack of major problems during the storm showed that they were ready.
Global expansion of nuclear power may draw more scrutiny after officials in China and India and U.S. lawmakers called for the review of atomic energy plans as Japan struggles with reactors crippled by a quake and tsunami .
Global expansion of nuclear power may draw more scrutiny and skepticism as the world watches Japan struggle to prevent a meltdown at a reactor damaged by a record earthquake, a former U.S. atomic regulator said.