Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

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 approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japan studies flora and fauna near Fukushima plant

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

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

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

`Radiation from Fukushima plant declines further`

The Fukushima Daiichi plant was damaged in March by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Japan`s new PM faces trouble after minister gaffes

Yoshihiko Noda took over as Japan`s sixth Prime Minister in five years after predecessor Naoto Kan resigned.

Japanese PM makes first trip to Fukushima plant

Noda had repeatedly expressed his desire to visit Fukushima and has vowed to speed up reconstruction of areas ravaged by the March disaster and nuclear crisis.

Japan to lift evacuation advisory around N-plant

Japan has said it will lift its advisory for residents living in areas outside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Fukushima plant affected by radiation: China

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan was
crippled by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami on
March 11.

Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building

Workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at the Fukushima plant.

Japan advisor says nuclear threat receding: Report

The govt couldn`t say situation had been completely stabilised at the plant.