Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

  • 7.0 quake rocks Japan, tsunami warning lifted July 10, 2011

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Sunday, and workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were evacuated after an alert for a half-meter tsunami was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tsunami warning was later lifted. The quake monitoring agency said the earthquake had a magnitude...
  • Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building May 5, 2011

    Tokyo: Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the plant's operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co said workers connected ventilation and air filtration equipment...
  • Japan: Banking stem cells could save N-workers April 15, 2011

    Chicago: Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, Japanese researchers said on Thursday. They said gathering blood from the workers would give them a ready source...
  • Workers build wall to contain Japan radiation April 9, 2011

    Tokyo/Fukushima: Workers racing against time are building a wall of steel and enclosing materials in the sea on Saturday, just outside the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to prevent radioactive water seeping into the Pacific Ocean. The engineers plan to build 120 metre wide wall of steel sheets to form a...
  • Japan: radiation outside exclusion zone high March 31, 2011

    Vienna: Radiation measured at a village 40 km from Japan's crippled nuclear plant exceeded a criterion for evacuation, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, the latest sign of widening consequences from the crisis. The finding could increase pressure on Japan's government to extend the exclusion zone beyond 20 km (12...
  • Japan raps nuke operator for radiation mistake March 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Mistaken radiation readings given out by the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant were "absolutely unforgivable," the government's chief spokesman said on Monday, as work to prevent a catastrophic meltdown faced fresh hurdles. Engineers have been battling to control the six-reactor Fukushima complex since it was damaged by a March...