ARTICLES RELATING TO JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater

2014-05-21 10:17

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

Japan nuke worker buried in mudslide

2014-03-28 10:57

A worker is unconscious after being buried in a mudslide at the Japanese nuclear plant being cleaned up after the disaster three years ago.

Part of Fukushima evacuation order to be lifted

2014-02-24 08:01

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, officials say.

100-ton radioactive water leak at Fukushima

2014-02-20 07:30

A new leak of 100 tons of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator says.

UN inspects Fukushima clean-up

2013-11-06 19:03

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog have arrived in Tokyo to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demands "accurate" information on how the clean up is going.

Storm caused radioactive leaks at Fukushima

2013-10-21 08:37

Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator has said.

Japan nuclear regulator berates Fukushima operator

2013-10-04 16:14

Japan's atomic watchdog has summoned the boss of Fukushima operator Tepco for a public dressing-down over sloppy standards at the crippled nuclear plant.

Japan kindergarten faces $1.8m damages over tsunami

2013-09-17 09:58

A Japanese court has ordered a kindergarten to pay $1.8m to parents of four children who died after being put on a bus that drove towards an incoming tsunami.

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor

2013-09-03 08:30

One of Japan's two remaining working nuclear reactors was has been offline, with the other to be shut down later and no restarts in sight amid public hostility to nuclear power.

Toxic puddles at Fukushima nuclear plant

2013-08-20 08:25

Puddles with extremely high radiation levels have been found near water storage tanks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Fukushima contaminates sea water

2013-07-22 20:09

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant says contaminated ground water has possibly been flowing into the sea.

Japan's former premier sues PM Abe

2013-07-16 15:01

Japan's premier at the time of the Fukushima crisis says he is suing the current prime minister for defamation over online comments about the way the emergency was handled.

Fukushima closer to fuel-rod removal

2013-06-12 20:41

More than two years after Japan's nuclear disaster, workers at the Fukushima plant are still cleaning up debris, while the operators work at keeping the damaged reactors cool.

No health risk from Fukushima radiation

2013-05-31 22:08

Radiation leaked after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is unlikely to cause any ill health effects in the future, a UN scientific committee drawing up a major new report says.

Street View shows Japan nuclear zone

2013-03-27 14:42

Google Street View is giving a rare glimpse into one of Japan's eerie ghost towns, created when the earthquake and tsunami sparked a nuclear disaster.

Japan nuclear plant suffers blackout

2013-03-19 16:10

A power failure at Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has left three fuel storage pools without fresh cooling water for hours.

Record radiation level found in Japan fish

2013-03-16 11:49

A record level of radioactive material was detected in a fish captured near a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant in Fukushima, news reports say.

Satellite recorded Japan quake

2013-03-11 10:51

A European Space Agency satellite circling Earth was able to detect the massive 2011 earthquake that ravaged Japan, a new study has said.

Japan tsunami survivors turn to exorcists

2013-03-05 15:10

The tsunami that engulfed northeastern Japan two years ago has left some survivors believing they are seeing ghosts and many are turning to exorcists for help.

Safety concerns cloud S Korea nuke plan

2013-02-27 07:46

South Korea has plans to become a major nuclear energy player, but they have unfolded at a time when the global industry is under intense scrutiny after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Mobster arrested in Fukushima clean-up

2013-02-01 14:57

Japanese police have arrested a high-ranking yakuza over claims he sent workers to Fukushima for the radiological clean-up without a licence.

Japan clamps down on Fukushima clean-up

2013-01-09 14:22

Japan's government will clamp down on contractors cleaning up radioactive material around the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant following disclosures of sloppy decontamination work.

Kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise

2012-12-25 21:01

Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year's nuclear disaster, a Japanese government report says.

Hiroshima marks day of atomic bombing

2012-08-06 11:06

A bell has tolled to mark a moment of silence while people have joined hands in prayer as tens of thousands mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Compensation set for Fukushima evacuees

2012-07-20 14:04

Japan has set compensation guidelines for those forced to evacuate an area around the Fukushima nuclear plant last year, with some able to claim the full value of their home.

 

Fukushima nuke worker dies after accident

2014-03-28 12:10

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has died in hospital after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility's operator says.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disaster

2014-03-12 14:44

Japan has observed a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims and sparked a nuclear emergency.

Post-tsunami deaths on increase in Japan area

2014-02-20 13:38

Health complications stemming from Japan's 2011 tsunami have killed more people in one Japanese region than the disaster itself, the local authority says.

5.1 quake strikes Japan's Fukushima

2014-02-08 09:05

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, the United States Geological Survey says.

Japan's Fukushima plant logs tidy profit

2013-10-31 17:06

The operator of the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant has announced an operating profit of nearly $2bn, lower than expected due to price hikes.

Fukushima decontamination insufficent - Greenpeace

2013-10-10 20:23

Japan's efforts to scour areas around Fukushima have been insufficient, pressure group Greenpeace has said.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

2013-10-03 07:30

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator has said.

Street View shows Japan nuclear evacuation zone

2013-09-05 12:15

New explorable images from the Japanese coast devastated by an enormous tsunami have been posted online, allowing web users to see how the disaster changed the area.

Agency labels radioactive leak 'serious'

2013-08-28 22:41

Japan's nuclear regulator has upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident".

Japan predict July start for some reactors

2013-08-06 14:06

Japan may restart some nuclear reactors in July following safety checks under rules put in place since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, a government-affiliated institute says.

Steam seen at Fukushima reactor building

2013-07-18 08:13

Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, says the operator of the plant.

Fukushima radioactivity readings rocket

2013-07-09 09:55

Toxic radioactive substances in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have rocketed over the past three days, its Japanese operator says.

Fukushima to pay bereaved after suicide

2013-06-06 20:29

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power has conceded the Fukushima disaster played a part in a farmer's suicide, say lawyers, its first admission of culpability in such a case.

Earthquakes rock East and West

2013-05-20 13:00

Two large earthquakes have struck in the so-called Ring of Fire, but there have been no reports of tsunamis or injuries.

Fukushima plant cooling system restored

2013-03-20 09:02

Technicians have restored power to all cooling systems at the reactors of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, the operating company says after a blackout sparked a new crisis.

Japan nuclear plant hit by power cut

2013-03-19 09:05

Engineers at Fukushima have been scrambling to restore power to cooling systems after an outage, in the latest incident to underline the precarious fix at the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.

Activists fault report on Fukushima radiation

2013-03-12 09:27

Activist physicians have accused the World Health Organisation of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

2013-03-11 08:06

Japan is marking the second anniversary of a ferocious tsunami that claimed nearly 19 000 lives and sparked the worst nuclear accident in a generation.

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Fukushima survivors to sue Japan govt

2013-02-08 11:28

People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits to seek damages from the Japanese government.

Fish radiation levels top the charts

2013-01-18 22:37

A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2 500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

US West Coast ready for tsunami debris

2012-12-25 21:01

Volunteers who patrol California beaches for plastic, cigarette butts and other litter will be on the lookout for debris from last year's monstrous tsunami off Japan's coast.

Japan 'misspent' tsunami rebuilding money

2012-11-01 09:59

Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit shows.

Probe of Japan nuke crisis slams Tepco

2012-07-23 13:16

A government investigation into Japan's nuclear disaster says the operator of the crippled plant continues to drag its feet in investigations.

Fukushima opens beach after nuke crisis

2012-07-17 09:00

Fukushima prefecture has opened its first beach to swimmers since last year's nuclear disaster after judging the water to be safe.

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