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Approval eyed for toxic groundwater dumping at Fukushima

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 19:38

Tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will apply for the approval of a facility which will dump toxic groundwater into the Pacific Ocean after removing almost all radioactive materials from it, plant officials said today.

Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:50

A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval today for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.

Water leakage area in Fukushima nuclear plant located

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:32

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said it has identified the exact location of water leakage at the bottom of the container of the plant`s No.1 reactor, media reported Wednesday.

Fukushima water decontamination system down: Operator

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:01

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had again suspended a trouble-plagued system used to clean radiation-tainted water.

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:56

On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

Japan lets first evacuees live in nuke no-go zone

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 14:38

For the first time since Japan`s nuclear disaster three years ago, authorities are allowing residents to return to live in their homes within a tiny part of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant.

Fukushima worker dies after accident: Plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:23

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

Fuel removal project halted at Japan`s Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:16

Work to remove spent fuel rod assemblies from Japan`s destroyed Fukushima reactor has been halted after possible damage to a giant crane, the first major delay in an operation to remove 1,533 fuel assemblies from a holding pool.

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:04

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said today it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.

Fukushima operator halts water decontamination system

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:51

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

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 16:25

Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 04:56

Japan today marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.