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Fire hits Japan nuke plant, no radiation leaks: Operator

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:35

A minor fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in western Japan on Wednesday but there was no fear of a radiation leak, a utility spokesman said.

Hundreds sue makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 20:05

Some 1,400 people filed a joint lawsuit on Thursday against three companies that manufactured Japan`s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

New leak detected at Fukushima N-plant

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 20:02

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said Thursday that it had found another leak at the site and that levels of radioactivity near a ditch had spiked.

Typhoon threatens Japan; precautions at Fukushima nuclear plant

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 13:39

A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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.

Steam rising from nuke reactor building in Fukushima

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 11:53

Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan`s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Small fire at Japan`s Fukushima uclear plant: TEPCO

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 12:22

Workers discovered flames licking at piles of cardboard boxes placed near an incineration facility shortly before 1:00 pm (0400 GMT), Tokyo Electric Power Co said.

Panel says no cover-up attempt by Japan nuke plant

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 17:46

An independent panel says the operator of Japan`s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant misinformed investigators and blocked inspection of key equipment last year, but that there was no cover-up attempt.

US plants safer after Japan crisis: Nuclear chief

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 23:42

Two years after the nuclear crisis in Japan, the top US regulator says American nuclear power plants are safer than ever, though not trouble-free. A watchdog group calls that assessment overly rosy.

Japan nuke plant progressing in fuel removal plans

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 19:23

The operator of Japan`s tsunami-hit nuclear plant on Wednesday said work is progressing in plans to remove fuel rods from a cooling pool at the center of international concerns.