Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says it started putting a crane on the roof of unit No. 3 on Sunday to extract a total of 566 rods from its fuel pool

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI. Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, on February 23, 2017. File photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/AFP

Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:15 PM

If convicted they face up to 5 years in prison or a penalty of up to one million yen 8 850

epa05168008 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 March 2011 shows an overview of the Fukushima I nuclear plant in Japan, shortly before an explosion happened. The fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake will be marked on 11 March 2016. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck 11 March 2011 and triggered a tsunami claimed the lives of an estimated 15,000 people, and led to a nuclear accident on a level that had not been seen since Chernobyl in 1986. Japan had not seen such death and destruction since the two atomic bombings of World War II. EPA/STRINGER JAPAN OUT

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer – Japan official

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:10 PM

2nd UPDATE An official with the health ministry says the ex employee who is in his thirties developed leukemia after working at the plant following the 2011 crisis

GROUND ZERO. An aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone of the damaged units of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan, 20 March 2011. EPA/Air Photo Service / Handout / File

Radiation fears still haunt Fukushima

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Three years after the devastating quake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear disaster residents of Fukushima are still worried about the effects of radiation

THE WORK CONTINUES. Local residents work to decontaminate the rice fields in the Odaka district of Minamisoma city, 20 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, 24 February 2014. Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM

Dec 29, 2012 - 7:38 PM

The massive work toward decommissioning is an unprecedented challenge in human history the newly elected Shinzo Abe said Success in the decommissioning will lead to the reconstruction of Fukushima and Japan