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Fukushima nuclear disaster

​Fukushima waste disposal firm’s network infected with virus
The Japanese state-run company managing temporary storage sites for decontaminated waste from the battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has fallen victim to a computer virus, the Environment Ministry announced.

18.06.2015 11:04

​7,000 Japanese claim $297mn in Fukushima nuclear disaster damages
Some 7,000 people in Japan's Tochigi prefecture have sought $297 million in compensation over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They are also demanding a decontamination fund, health checks, and an apology from the plant's operator.

15.06.2015 12:08

​New drone to autonomously inspect crippled Fukushima reactors
A Japanese company is developing a drone able to fly inside the reactor buildings of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The device has lasers to avoid obstacles and will be able to recharge its batteries without an operator.

11.06.2015 10:25

Japan gives final clearance for 1st nuclear plant restart since Fukushima
A nuclear plant in southern Japan is set to become the first in the country to resume operation under new standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Sendai NPP was handed the final permit on Wednesday to restart its reactors.

27.05.2015 17:58

​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions
Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO.

25.05.2015 10:45

Fukushima pressure relief system failed at Reactor-2 after disaster, TEPCO reveals
The latest report by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has shed more light on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, revealing a failure in one of the reactors' pressure relief systems.

21.05.2015 11:11

TEPCO must focus on long-term radioactive Fukushima waste management – watchdog
An international nuclear watchdog has urged TEPCO to focus on “long-term” radioactive waste management while acknowledging the “progress” in TEPCO’s efforts to deal with contamination at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

15.05.2015 00:40

​Attack on US Japan base? Police find ‘2 launchers, projectile’ near Camp Zama
Japanese police are looking into what may have been an attack on a US base near Tokyo, AP reports. Law enforcers found two launchers and a projectile not far from the base following reports of explosions in the neighborhood.

28.04.2015 13:44

‘Protest against nuclear policy’: Japan’s radioactive drone pilot turns himself in
A 40-year-old Japanese man has taken responsibility for launching a drone with radioactive material that landed on the roof of the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he took the course of action to protest the government’s nuclear policy.

24.04.2015 21:00