August 26, 2014
by Ann Schober
The district court in Fukushima, Japan, ruled Tuesday that a woman's family may be compensated for her death after determining that her depression and suicide were caused by the March 2011 nuclear meltdown of a nearby power plant. The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged home in ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday struck down three Vermont statutes regulating the safety of nuclear power plants. The court held that state regulations were preempted by the Federal Power Act and the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, both of which assign regulation and ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of the University of Aberdeen Law School examines several legal issues arising from the dispute over the Blue Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia...Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Japanese authorities on Wednesday began a criminal investigation into last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Prosecutor accepted a criminal complaint filed in June by more than 1,300 people against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the catastrophe and for the ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Tokyo on Monday as Japan moves to restart the country's nuclear reactors that were shut down following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last year. The peaceful antinuclear demonstration in Yoyogi park took place on Japan's national holiday, ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Japanese expert panel on Thursday issued a report claiming that the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was preventable. In the 641-page document the panel claims that the accident was not caused solely by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, but the inability of the government, ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
More than 1,300 people filed a criminal complaint on Monday against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and for the plaintiffs' resulting radiation. The complaint named as defendants Tsunehisa Katsumata, the chairman of ...[read more]
March 5, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of shareholders in the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Monday filed a USD $67 billion lawsuit against TEPCO officials for failing to prevent the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The group of 42 shareholders have accused 27 current and former TEPCO ...[read more]
February 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Thursday to issue the first US license for a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. In a 4-1 vote the NRC approved an application by Southern Company for an issuance of two Combined Construction and Operating Licenses (COL), the first such licenses ...[read more]

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