Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant

Japan eyes nuclear for a fifth of electricity supply

A fifth of Japan`s electricity supply should come from nuclear power generation, the country`s industry ministry said Tuesday, despite widespread opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Apr 28, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Nov 13, 2014, 13:42 PM IST

Another day, another radioactive leak at Fukushima

Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 litres (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.

Oct 03, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians

In the latest flap, a senior reconstruction official in charge of helping victims of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis was dismissed last week after he used a scatological insult on Twitter to deride civil activists.

Jun 20, 2013, 15:27 PM IST

Areas near Japan nuke plant to remain off-limits

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was damaged in March`s earthquake and tsunami.

Aug 22, 2011, 14:05 PM IST