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Approval eyed for toxic groundwater dumping at Fukushima

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 19:38

Tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will apply for the approval of a facility which will dump toxic groundwater into the Pacific Ocean after removing almost all radioactive materials from it, plant officials said today.

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.

Japan to create underground ice wall at crippled nuclear plant

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:56

Japan`s nuclear regulator today approved a plan to freeze the soil under the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to try to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.

Japan court rules against nuclear restart in rare ruling

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 13:27

A Japanese court ruled against allowing the restart of a nuclear power plant west of Tokyo on Wednesday, its operator said, a rare case in which anti-nuclear plaintiffs have successfully won a ruling to shut down reactors.

Fukushima water decontamination system down: Operator

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:01

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had again suspended a trouble-plagued system used to clean radiation-tainted water.

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:04

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said today it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 16:25

Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.

Fukushima operator books $7.54 bn profit on bailout, rate hike

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 16:31

Tepco, the operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said today it booked a whopping USD 7.54 billion April-December profit owing to an electricity rate hike and its massive government bailout.

Japan says it will approve Fukushima operator`s revival plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:18

The plan hinges on Tokyo Electric (Tepco) restarting its Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant to cut fossil fuel costs, a contentious issue staunchly opposed by the local governor.

Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:58

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is expected this month to begin taking out fuel rods from a pool inside a reactor building at the tsunami-hit plant, in a technically challenging operation that will test the utility`s know-how after months of setbacks and glitches.

Japan OKs fuel removal from pool at nuke plant

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 16:17

Japanese regulators have given a final approval for a plan to remove fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered as the highest risk at the crippled nuclear plant.

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima operator: Media

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:25

A Japanese ruling-party panel will recommend the break-up of Tokyo Electric Power Co after shortcomings in the firm`s handling of clean-up operations at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Japanese media said on Wednesday.