FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT

  • 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...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant September 3, 2013

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo...
  • 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...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water August 27, 2013

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years August 21, 2013

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak August 21, 2013

    Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The storage tank breach of about 300 tonnes of water is separate from contaminated water leaks...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear cleanup August 14, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins cleanup 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 cleanup. 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 cleanup. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier August 3, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a task...
  • Japan marks second anniversary of Fukushima disaster March 11, 2013

    Tokyo: Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary on Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the government intends to make "visible" reconstruction...
  • Fukushima tragedy: One year on February 29, 2012

    It's been nearly a year since a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated coastal Japan. ...
  • Fukushima: Japan feared 'devil's chain reaction' February 28, 2012

    Fukushima: Japan's prime minister ordered workers to remain at the tsunamicrippled Fukushima nuclear plant last March as fears mounted of a "devil's chain reaction" that would force tens of millions of people to flee Tokyo, a new investigative report shows. Thenpremier Naoto Kan and his staff began referring to a worst...
  • Tsunamihit Fukushima nuclear plant stable: Japan December 16, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister announced on Friday that the country's tsunamidamaged Fukushima nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown," a crucial step toward the eventual lifting of evacuation orders and closing of the plant. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's announcement was intended to reassure the nation that significant progress...
  • Japan quake: Fukushima victims homeless, angry October 18, 2011

    Fukushima: At last, victims of Japan's nuclear crisis can claim compensation. And they are angry. They are furious at the red tape they have to wade through just to receive basic help and in despair they still cannot get on with their lives seven months after the huge quake and...
  • Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.7 per cent May 31, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weakerthanexpected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed to 4.7 per cent from the March unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent, the...
  • 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...
  • Worker at Japan's tsunamihit plant dies May 14, 2011

    Tokyo: The operator of Japan's tsunamiwrecked nuclear power plant says a contract worker in his sixties has died after collapsing at the facility's waste disposal building. Tokyo Electric Power Co spokesman Naoyuki Matsumoto says the man was carrying equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant when he collapsed on Saturday. Matsumoto says...
  • Japan declares nogo zone around nuclear plant April 21, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan declared a 12mile (20kilometer) area evacuated around its radiationspewing nuclear power plant a nogo zone on Thursday, urging residents to abide by the order for their own safety or possibly face fines or detention. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the order would take effect at midnight and was...
  • Japan's ghost town captured on the camera April 15, 2011

    The horror of the Japan tragedy and the forbidden evacuation area of Fukushima nuclear plant has been caught on the camera. ...
  • Japan: new quake causes toxic water spills April 8, 2011

    Tokyo/Fukushima: Adding to Japan's misery, the strongest aftershock since the devastating March 11 quake and tsunami killed at least four people, knocked out power to millions of houses and sparked fresh concerns about the radiation leaking Fukushima nuclear plant where the crisis is far from over. The latest tremor, whose magnitude...
  • Japan plugs nuclear plant leak; crisis not over April 6, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea on Wednesday from a crippled nuclear plant and acknowledged it could have given more information to neighboring countries about contamination in the ocean. Despite the breakthrough in plugging the leak at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, engineers need to pump 11.5...
  • Japan: Radioactive leak minimised from Nplant April 6, 2011

    Almost after a month, the situation finally looks under control at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. ...
  • India bans food imports from Japan April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: India has imposed a threemonth ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquakehit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country, becoming the first country to introduce a blanket ban. The ban comes in the fourth week...
  • Japan seeks Russian help to end nuclear crisis April 5, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan has asked Russia to send a floating radiation treatment plant, used to decommission nuclear submarines, which will solidify contaminated liquid waste from the country's crippled nuclear power plant, Russian media reported. Engineers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been forced to release radioactive water into the sea until...
  • GE CEO says will help Japan Nplant operator April 3, 2011

    Tokyo: General Electric Co, which helped build the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant damaged by Japan's earthquake and tsunami, will help the plant's operator supply electricity in the coming summer when power demand soars. GE chief executive Jeff Immelt, on a visit to Japan, met with officials at Tokyo Electric Power...
  • Japan PM vows to win battle against Ncrisis April 1, 2011

    Tokyo/Fukushima: As Japan's heroic workers stepped up their critical task of averting a meltdown at the quakehit Fukushima nuclear facility, Premier Naoto Kan on Friday vowed to win the "long battle" to tackle the crisis at the plant, where high radiation was detected for the first time in the ground...
  • Japan Nplant 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 quakehit 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...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading March 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said on Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week. Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no place...
  • High radioactivity in seawater off Japan Nplant March 27, 2011

    Tokyo: Radioactive iodine in seawater off Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant rose to 1,850 times the usual level from 1,250 times measured on Saturday, Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Sunday. Separately, senior agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama said leakage from reactor vessels was likely to have been the cause...