Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

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 workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages

2014-09-03 09:30

A group of Fukushima workers have sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility.

Nuclear plant restarts water cleansing system

2014-06-23 15:19

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time in three months, the utility says.

Japan builds underground ice wall at Fukushima

2014-06-02 14:56

Japan has started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water.

Experts question ice wall at Japan nuclear plant

2014-05-02 14:43

Experts have expressed scepticism about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, a development that could delay the start of construction on the project.

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.

Fukushima still fragile 3yrs after accident

2014-03-11 09:10

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the massive quake-tsunami disaster that sparked the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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.

Fukushima readies for fuel rod removal

2013-11-07 09:33

Engineers in Japan are readying to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, in their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's reactors were brought under control.

 

Tepco execs won't be prosecuted over Fukushima

2015-01-22 16:42

Japanese prosecutors have stuck to their decision not to indict three former Tepco executives over their handling of the Fukushima disaster, but a citizen's panel could still force an indictment.

Water woes stymie Japan nuclear clean-up

2014-11-12 18:16

Japan's nuclear clean-up is being stymied by the issue of coping with tons of radioactive water.

Farmer blames Fukushima plant for wife's suicide

2014-07-10 11:14

A Japanese court is due to rule on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to admit culpability for deaths related to Fukushima.

Japan's plan to freeze toxic water has problems

2014-06-17 13:52

The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant says the company's efforts to freeze radioactive water in the facility had hit a glitch and may take longer than expected.

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.

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.

Fukushima halts decontamination system

2014-03-19 10:05

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

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.

Fukushima heads criticised for handling radiation

2014-02-12 22:01

Japan's nuclear regulator has criticised the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for incorrectly measuring radiation levels in contaminated groundwater at the site.

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.

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