Fukushima

Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle today to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
An unforgettable date with a Russian nuclear plant

An unforgettable date with a Russian nuclear plant

Comprising 50 rooms, the training centre caters not only to personnel from the Russian Federation but also those from other countries which are constructing nuclear plants.

Aug 07, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

A massive tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant on Japan`s northeastern coast on March 11, 2011.

Mar 17, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Nuclear-hit Fukushima gets nod to host baseball at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Nuclear-hit Fukushima gets nod to host baseball at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Chief organiser Yoshiro Mori said the International Olympic Committee's executive board had agreed to hold baseball and softball in Fukushima at a meeting in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Mar 17, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

5.6-magnitude quake hits off Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami risk

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake today struck northeastern Japan near the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japanese and US authorities said.

Feb 28, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Japan to dismantle $9bn fast-breeder nuclear reactor

Japan to dismantle $9bn fast-breeder nuclear reactor

Japan on Wednesday approved the dismantling of its only fast-breeder nuclear reactor, authorities said.

Dec 21, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

6.1 magnitude quake hits Japan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off Fukushima early on Thursday, Japan meteorological agency here said. No tsunami warnings were issued.

Nov 24, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

Quake hits Japan, tsunami warning downgraded

The temblor was centred in the waters offshore of Fukushima, which borders the Pacific Ocean and is to the northeast of Tokyo.

Nov 22, 2016, 14:02 PM IST
Japan lifts tsunami warning along northeast coast after powerful earthquake

Japan lifts tsunami warning along northeast coast after powerful earthquake

Japan accounts for about 20 percent of the world`s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

Nov 22, 2016, 08:50 AM IST
Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima on Tuesday, a weather agency said.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:17 AM IST
Ex-Japan PM Junichiro​ Koizumi says Fukushima not under control

Ex-Japan PM Junichiro​ Koizumi says Fukushima not under control

Former Japanese leader Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday accused current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of lying when he claimed the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant was "under control."

Sep 07, 2016, 17:39 PM IST

Japan lifts evacuation order for areas in Fukushima

The Japanese government on Tuesday lifted an evacuation order for two areas in Fukushima, affected by radiation from the 2011 nuclear accident, allowing more than 10,000 people to return to their homes.

Jul 12, 2016, 10:26 AM IST

Shinzo Abe says Japan `cannot do without` nuclear power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster.

Mar 10, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

Japan: Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight

After battling radioactive water leaks for five years at Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, the utility that ran it says it will need another four to finish the job.

Mar 08, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Interest in nuclear power up despite Fukushima: IAEA chief

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says interest in nuclear power has increased, mainly in Asia, despite the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Dec 07, 2015, 20:25 PM IST

Japan restarts second nuclear reactor despite opposition

Japan Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition.

Oct 15, 2015, 13:43 PM IST
Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Traumatised locals in Fukushima still spend sleepless nights even as Japan re-started last month one of its fifty nuclear plants that have been shut down after the massive atomic disaster in 2011.

Sep 07, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

The Japanese government on Saturday lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant. 

Sep 05, 2015, 12:45 PM IST
Japan ends nuclear shutdown four years after Fukushima

Japan ends nuclear shutdown four years after Fukushima

 Japan switched on a nuclear reactor Tuesday, ending a two-year shutdown in the energy-hungry country that was sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation.

Aug 11, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war

 When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

Aug 04, 2015, 10:08 AM IST