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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:25

Japan`s Cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government`s plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

100 tonnes of contaminated water leaked: Fukushima operator

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 09:55

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 tonnes of contaminated water has leaked out of a holding tank but its unlikely the water has reached the sea.

High radiation detected at Fukushima monitoring well: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 08:41

The operator of Japan`s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday said that groundwater from an observation well near the site of a leaky storage tank showed high levels of radiation, according to reports.

New high-radiation spots found at Japan`s Fukushima

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 18:36

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water.

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:17

Japan declared a radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima plant a level-three "serious incident", its highest warning in two years, as operators scrambled to seal a tank that has seeped 300 tonnes of toxic water.

High cesium level found in fish by Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 14:27

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant.

Nuke plant near Fukushima largely undamaged: IAEA

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 20:39

The Japanese nuclear power plant was largely undamaged because it was designed with enough safety margins, nuclear inspectors said.

Japan experts warn of future risk of giant tsunami

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 08:36

An earlier forecast in 2003 put the potential maximum height of such a tsunami at less than 20 meters (66 feet).

UN atomic watchdog approves Japan`s reactor tests

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 13:16

The UN`s nuclear watchdog gave its seal of approval to Japan`s reactor safety checks.

Japan studies flora and fauna near Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 12:05

Scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan task force kept no records of nuke crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 14:55

Japan`s energy minister admitted on Tuesday that no records were kept of top level discussions in the critical early days on how to respond to the world`s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.

Japan N-reactors could take 40 years to dismantle

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 18:54

Japan said on Wednesday that decommissioning the tsunami-wrecked reactors at Fukushima could take as long as 40 years.