Approval eyed for toxic groundwater dumping at Fukushima

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.

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

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

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

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.

Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal

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.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Wednesday, according to Japanese news agencies.

Japan orders Fukishima-1 operator to report situation

Japan has called on the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant`s operating company, Tokyo Electric Power, to inform the public immediately on the situation at the power plant.

Fukushima nuclear clean-up costs rise as steam seen again

It is the third time steam has been observed in the battered structure over the last week.

Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies of cancer

The former boss of Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant, who stayed at his post to try to tame runaway reactors after the 2011 tsunami, died of cancer on Tuesday, the operator said.