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Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Kids at risk: Extremely high soil radiation detected in Tokyo playground
A playground in Tokyo turned out to be contaminated with radiation levels that 2,000 times exceed the maximums permitted in areas adjoining the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities fear some children have been exposed to radiation influence.

24.04.2015 08:06

Pumps at Fukushima plant halted, toxic water leaking into ocean - TEPCO
All the eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power station have been shut down due to a power outage, leading to a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said.

21.04.2015 12:27

‘Fukushima lessons: Any notion that nuclear power is clean is obsolete’
The world must phase out nuclear power because it is absolutely not clean from the mining processing of uranium to the generation of high-level radioactive waste, Kevin Kamps for the radioactive waste watchdog Beyond Nuclear, told RT.

17.04.2015 08:37