World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 22, 2015
Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 26, 2014
Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners Thursday to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants as it held its annual meeting.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 21, 2014
A Japanese court ruled against allowing the restart of a nuclear power plant west of Tokyo on Wednesday, its operator said, a rare case in which anti-nuclear plaintiffs have successfully won a ruling to shut down reactors.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 19, 2014
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 11, 2014
Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the massive quake-tsunami disaster that sparked the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 24, 2014
Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 20, 2014
A new leak of 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday January 15, 2014
Japan's trade ministry said it would approve on Wednesday a revival plan for the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co, its second attempt at restoring battered finances.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 25, 2013
Tokyo Electric Power said it would submit a fresh restructuring plan to a Japanese government-backed fund on Wednesday, which could see the creation of a special unit to dismantle the crippled Fukushima plant.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 28, 2013
Japan is considering more than $100 million (Rs 600 crores approximately) in extra government spending to handle the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Japan's government is finalising plans to borrow an additional 3 trillion yen to pay for compensating Fukushima evacuees and cleaning up the area outside the wrecked nuclear plant, said people with knowledge of the situation.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday October 30, 2013
Japanese regulators have given a final approval for a plan to remove fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building in Fukushima which is considered as the highest risk at the crippled nuclear plant.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday October 30, 2013
A Japanese ruling-party panel will recommend the break-up of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) after shortcomings in the firm's handling of clean-up operations at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Japanese media said on Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Monday October 21, 2013
Highly radioactive water overflowed barriers into Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operating utility said today, after it underestimated how much rain would fall at the plant and failed to pump it out quickly enough.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 19, 2013
Groundwater radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have soared near a tank that leaked 300 tonnes of toxic water in August, struggling operator Tokyo Electric Power said.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday October 9, 2013
Six workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant were exposed to leaking radioactive water after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe to a water treatment system, the plant's operator said on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 4, 2013
Japan's atomic watchdog summoned the boss of Fukushima-operator TEPCO today for a public dressing down over sloppy standards at the crippled nuclear plant, as yet another problem with contaminated water emerged.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday October 3, 2013
Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday October 3, 2013
Japan's crippled nuclear plant has a new leak of highly radioactive water entering the Pacific Ocean after a storage tank overflowed.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 4, 2013
Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked more than 20 percent to their highest level, Japan's nuclear regulator said, again raising questions about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in 27 years.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 3, 2013
Japan is set to pledge up to $500 million to contain leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, with the government stepping up its intervention in the world's worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 2, 2013
Japan's nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday that contaminated water from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant must be released into the ocean eventually, warning the plant remains fragile with many risks.
World News | Reuters | Sunday September 1, 2013
Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour - enough to kill an exposed person in four hours - was detected near the bottom of one storage tank