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  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water October 3, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight, calling...
  • Underwater fence at Fukushima found damaged September 26, 2013

    Tokyo: The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), said Thursday that an underwater curtain was found damaged below the stricken complex, according to local media. The curtain, called silt fence, was installed around an adjoining pair of water intakes of the plant's reactor numbers...
  • Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report September 14, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear authority plans to conduct radiation contamination surveys at 600,000 points on the seabed off the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, up from 200 places so far, a report said. The Nuclear Regulation Authority is to survey the spots in a 1,000 square-kilometre (about 385 square-mile) area stretching 50 kilometres...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks September 4, 2013

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant September 1, 2013

    Tokyo: Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years. Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour - enough to kill an exposed person...
  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious' August 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. The Nuclear Regulation Authority's latest criticism of...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up August 8, 2013

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo Electric...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant August 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • 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...
  • Japan utility behind damaged N-plant apologises June 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Executives at the Japanese utility behind the nuclear power plant sent into meltdown by the March quake apologized on Tuesday to investors who repeatedly interrupted the annual meeting of shareholders with heckles, yells and outraged questions. Tokyo Electric Power Co Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata promised that the company was doing its...
  • Japan: TEPCO suspends cleanup at Fukushima plant June 18, 2011

    Tokyo: The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean up radioactive water only hours after it had begun as radiation levels rose faster than expected. "The level of radiation at a machine to absorb caesium has risen faster than our...
  • Japan reactor leak 100 times more than permitted May 21, 2011

    Tokyo: A water leak from Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power station earlier this month resulted in about 100 times the permitted level of radioactive material flowing into the sea, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Saturday. TEPCO said the leak discovered on May 11 at a storage pit outside the No...
  • President of Japan's TEPCO resigning: report May 20, 2011

    Tokyo: The utility behind the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl is almost certain to report massive losses on Friday, as expectations grow for its president to step down in disgrace. Japanese media reports said Tokyo Electric Power Co President Masataka Shimizu will resign to take responsibility for the nuclear crisis...
  • 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...
  • Operator airs plan to control Japan nuclear crisis April 17, 2011

    Tokyo: The operator of the crippled nuclear power plant leaking radiation in northern Japan announced a plan on Sunday to bring the crisis under control within six to nine months and allow some evacuated residents to return to their homes. But officials stressed the roadmap for ending the crisis at the...
  • 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...
  • Japan N-plant to scrap 4 stricken reactors March 30, 2011

    Tokyo/Fukushima: Scrambling hard to tackle its worst atomic crisis, Japan on Wednesday said it will scrap the four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear facility, as radiation seeping into seawater reached its highest level yet and the President of the troubled plant's operator hospitalised. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the...
  • Japan: TEPCO worried over high radiation levels March 22, 2011

    New York: The reconnection of power at the earthquake-damaged reactors in Japan is a big step in managing the nuclear crisis, experts said on Monday, but concerns about radiation in the air, seawater and food showed the dangers are far from over. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Monday...