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Japan radiation dump drives TEPCO shares down

TOKYO (AFP) – Shares in the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant plunged Tuesday after Tokyo Electric Power Co. started pumping radioactive water into the sea as part of emergency operations. The embattled utility’s share price fell to 376 yen at one stage — below TEPCO’s all-time closing low of…

Fishing ban imposed in oil-affected Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Louisiana’s 2.4-billion-dollar a year commercial and recreational fishing industry was dealt its first major blow from the oil spill Sunday, as the US government banned activities for 10 days due to health concerns. “NOAA is restricting fishing for a minimum of ten days in federal…