Fukushima dumps first batch of once-radioactive water in sea

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea, but the man tasked with preventing another meltdown warned other highly radioactive fluid still stored on site could pose a major threat.

Fukushima operator says 20 tons of rubble lifted from reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it has removed a 20-ton piece of rubble from a destroyed reactor in what it called a "major step forward" in decommissioning.

Ex-Fukushima executives to be charged over nuclear accident

 A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

Ex-Fukushima executives to be charged over nuclear accident

 A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided Friday, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

Fukushima operator sued over 102-year-old man`s suicide

Fukushima operator sued over 102-year-old man`s suicide

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant faced a fresh lawsuit Wednesday from the family of a 102-year-old man who killed himself because he was depressed at having to leave his home.

First robot into Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets some data

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said on Monday that the first robot sent inside one of melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but it collected data that indicates a path to send robots deeper into the reactor is intact.

Japan nuclear regulator "very close" to end of review: Commissioner

Japan`s atomic regulator is "very close" to finishing its review of two reactors in southern Japan that are slated to be the first to restart under new rules introduced since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, one of its commissioners told Reuters.

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

A Japanese town that was evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said Tuesday.

Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant

Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced on Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant.

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said today.

Japan nuclear plant gets approval to restart, over three years after Fukushima

A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan`s fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.

Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

The late manager of Japan`s destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world`s biggest nuclear power station.

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said Tuesday.

Fukushima accepts `temporary` radioactive waste storage

The Governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.

Approval eyed for toxic groundwater dumping at Fukushima

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

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.

Fukushima water decontamination system down: Operator

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

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

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

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.