ARTICLES RELATING TO JAPAN EARTHQUAKE

Energy agency to inspect Japan’s disaster-hit plant

2015-01-08 13:25

The International Atomic Energy Agency will send a team of experts to Japan in mid-February for a fresh review of the country's efforts to scrap the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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".

 

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.

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