Fukushima Nuclear Plant

  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water 03-10-2013 01:09 PM

    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,...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant 03-09-2013 12:41 PM

    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...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant 01-09-2013 01:20 PM

    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...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water 27-08-2013 03:27 AM

    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 21-08-2013 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak 21-08-2013 08:36 AM

    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...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up 14-08-2013 09:39 AM

    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...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up 08-08-2013 07:04 AM

    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...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant 07-08-2013 09:59 PM

    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...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier 03-08-2013 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant stable: Japan 16-12-2011 06:10 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister announced on Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged 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...
  • Japan quake: Fukushima victims homeless, angry 18-10-2011 10:08 AM

    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 31-05-2011 08:07 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weaker-than-expected 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,...
  • President of Japan's TEPCO resigning: report 20-05-2011 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Worker at Japan's tsunami-hit plant dies 14-05-2011 09:49 AM

    Tokyo: The operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked 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 Dai-ichi nuclear plant when he collapsed on Saturday....
  • Japan declares no-go zone around nuclear plant 21-04-2011 10:49 AM

    Tokyo: Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go 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...
  • Japan's ghost town captured on the camera 15-04-2011 10:23 AM

    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 08-04-2011 07:05 PM

    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...
  • Japan plugs nuclear plant leak; crisis not over 06-04-2011 04:21 PM

    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...
  • Japan: Radioactive leak minimised from N-plant 06-04-2011 10:04 AM

    Almost after a month, the situation finally looks under control at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. ...
  • India bans food imports from Japan 06-04-2011 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit 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...
  • Japan seeks Russian help to end nuclear crisis 05-04-2011 08:00 AM

    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...
  • GE CEO says will help Japan N-plant operator 03-04-2011 07:09 PM

    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...
  • Japan PM vows to win battle against N-crisis 01-04-2011 07:53 PM

    Tokyo/Fukushima: As Japan's heroic workers stepped up their critical task of averting a meltdown at the quake-hit 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 N-plant to scrap 4 stricken reactors 30-03-2011 03:59 PM

    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),...
  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading 28-03-2011 10:41 AM

    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...
  • High radioactivity in seawater off Japan N-plant 27-03-2011 08:46 AM

    Tokyo: Radioactive iodine in sea-water 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...
  • US rushes freshwater to help Japan N-plant 26-03-2011 12:08 PM

    Sendai: US naval barges loaded with freshwater sped toward Japan's overheated nuclear plant to help workers who scrambled on Saturday to stem a worrying rise in radioactivity and remove dangerously contaminated water from the facility. Workers at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have been pumping seawater in a frantic bid...
  • Japan: radiation levels at N-plant raise worry 26-03-2011 07:09 AM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water has been found at a second reactor at a crippled nuclear power station in Japan, the plant's operator said, as fears of contamination escalated two weeks after a huge earthquake and tsunami battered the complex. Underscoring growing international concern about nuclear power raised by the accident...