Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - updates

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Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Company has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes 4 years behind schedule

This handout from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) taken and released on August 22, 2017 shows workers pouring coolant to freeze the underground ice wall around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on August 22, 2017.  The Fukushima nuclear plant's operator on August 22 started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to cut down on vast amounts of contaminated water at the site of the worst atomic accident in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (TEPCO) / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Japan turns on third nuclear reactor since post-Fukushima ban

Jan 29, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The government and utility firms have been pushing to get reactors back in operation nearly 5 years after the disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant

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

Japan ends nuclear shutdown 4 years after Fukushima

Aug 11, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The restart comes more than 4 years after a quake generated tsunami triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima plant

RESTARTED. An undated picture provided by Kyushu Electric Power Company on August 10, 2015 shows the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, south-western Japan. Kyushu Electric Power Company/Handout/EPA

Fukushima operator ordered to compensate for suicide

Aug 26, 2014 - 2:47 PM

It was the first time that the operator of the stricken plant Tokyo Electric Power Co TEPCO has been ordered to pay compensation for a suicide linked to the 2011 nuclear disaster

A file picture dated 06 April 2011 of a police officer walking out of the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

Aug 10, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Tokyo Electric Power TEPCO began the work after it admitted last month that radioactive groundwater had been seeping out of the plant

TREADING CAREFULLY. A Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) employee in protective clothing works around water tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, 12 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Noboru Hashimoto / Pool

Japan: battle to stop Fukushima nuclear leaks 'urgent'

Aug 07, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Tokyo s more prominent role comes as critics slam plant operator Tokyo Electric Power and its handling of the more than 2 year old atomic crisis

A construction worker walks beside the underground water tank and water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013. EPA/Toshifumi Kitamura

Sea contamination 'suspected' off Fukushima

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:55 PM

The Nuclear Regulation Authority NRA said it is highly suspected that radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had seeped into the ground and contaminated the sea

A construction worker walks beside the underground water tank and water tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013. EPA/Toshifumi Kitamura

Radioactive water may have leaked from Fukushima: TEPCO

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami damaged plant

RADIOACTIVE WATER. Workers wearing protective suits and masks are seen near tanks of radiation contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on March 6, 2013. Photo by AFP

Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

Mar 11, 2013 - 12:33 PM

The government will host a national ceremony in Tokyo attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to mourn 15 881 people who died and 2 668 others who remain unaccounted for

TWO YEARS. Sumiko Yoshida (R, w/glasses) and her sister Katsue Nagano (L) pray at the tomb during the prayers for five of their family members who were killed in the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Rikuzentakata city one day before the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disasters, in Rikuzentakata on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA