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Japan lifts tsunami advisory following strong quake: Authorities

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:07

Japan lifted a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a minor wave was monitored along large areas of the country`s northeastern Pacific coast following a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake, authorities said.

Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:31

Tropical storm Neoguri churned toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan`s east coast Friday after leaving several people dead and causing havoc in other parts of the country.

Japan city launches legal bid to halt reactor build

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:10

A Japanese city on Thursday sought a court injunction to prevent a nuclear plant from being built, in a country that remains deeply suspicious of the technology three years after Fukushima.

Satellites to track Fukushima,Chernobyl effects

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 21:51

Two Japanese satellites will be launched in space Friday to track the environmental effects of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters.

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:54

Two Japanese satellites will be launched from Russia late Thursday to monitor environmental damage near the crippled nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials said.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:47

A Japanese cabinet minister apologised today after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:35

The operator of Japan`s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.

Moderate quakes hit near Japan`s Fukushima

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 04:01

Two moderate earthquakes struck off Japan`s eastern coast near Fukushima in the early hours on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Nuclear industry explores accident-resistant fuel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 02:24

The explosions that damaged a crippled Japanese nuclear plant during a disaster that forced mass evacuations in 2011 show what can happen when nuclear fuel overheats.

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 begins dumping low radioactivity water into sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 14:59

The operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan Wednesday began to dump controlled quantities of water with low radioactivity into the sea.

Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 09:59

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.