On Saturday, March 14, trains and stations on the JR Joban Line returned to full operation some nine years after the giant earthquake of March 11, 2011, and the subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). Service was resumed on final suspended portion, measuring 20.8 km, including the stations of Tomioka and Yonomori (both in Tomioka Town), Ono (Okuma Town), Futaba (Futaba Town), and Namie (Namie Town). Evacuation orders for the areas around those stations had been previously lifted.
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- 23 July, 2019 Grief at the Passing of IAEA DG Yukiya Amano
- 10 June, 2019 Nuclear Science and Technology Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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- 28 March, 2018 Thoughts on the Resumption of Operation at the Ohi-3 and Genkai-3 NPPs
- 27 December, 2017 Comments on NRA Approval of Safety Inspections for Units 6 & 7 at Kashiwazaki Kariwa NPPs
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Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited Japan from February 24 through 28, meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other governmental officials and visiting TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants.