The operator of the disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has finished purifying the 620,000 tonnes of radioactive water stored in tanks at the plant, overcoming the main stumbling block in the process of dismantling it.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, is negotiating a partial sale of its nuclear fuel reserves, a company spokesman confirmed to Efe news agency on Tuesday.
The UN nuclear watchdog said the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at Japan`s tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be improved despite good progress in cleaning up the site.
A worker at Japan`s destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant died on Tuesday after falling inside a water storage tank, the latest in a spate of industrial accidents at the site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, the world`s worst since Chernobyl.
The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won`t appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay USD 465,400 in compensation.
Japanese authorities may have underestimated by 20 percent the radiation doses workers got in the initial phase of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a Japanese newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a UN panel.