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Fukushima finishes purification process of stored radioactive water

The operator of the disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has finished purifying the 620,000 tonnes of radioactive water stored in tanks at the plant, overcoming the main stumbling block in the process of dismantling it.

May 27, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA

Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

May 25, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Japan to create underground ice wall at crippled nuclear plant

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.

May 26, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

Japan court rules against nuclear restart in rare ruling

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.

May 21, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

Fukushima operator `sorry` for Japan PM name gaffe

Shinzo Abe was given a specially-printed suit to protect him from radiation during the tour, on which he was accompanied by a large press pack.

Sep 20, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks Japan`s Fukushima prefecture

A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, hit Japan`s Fukushima Prefecture, with strong tremors felt in the capital city.

Sep 20, 2013, 07:38 AM IST

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.

Sep 10, 2013, 08:41 AM IST

Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it still did not know what caused steam seen inside a reactor building.

Jul 19, 2013, 15:48 PM IST

Fukushima operator rebuked over nuclear restart plan

The boss of Fukushima operator TEPCO met local leaders to ask for their blessing to restart the world`s biggest nuclear plant.

Jul 05, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO

Japan`s tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear complex has suffered another radioactive water leak, its operator said.

Jun 21, 2013, 14:43 PM IST