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Fukushima nuclear disaster

​TEPCO fails to restart Fukushima water decontamination process
The water decontamination process at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has once again been halted, only about six hours after the plant’s operator TEPCO announced it was resuming the purification process following a previous failure.

25.03.2014 00:28

Japan prepares to ship nuclear materials to the US
Japan agreed to transfer a share of its highly enriched uranium and weapons grade plutonium stockpiles to the US as part of the global effort to secure nuclear materials. Other nations are also urged to deposit excess nuclear materials in the US.

24.03.2014 11:00

Fukushima water decontamination suspended indefinitely
Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media report.

20.03.2014 12:25

Fukushima nuclear workers stage low pay protest against Tepco
Workers who helped to clean up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tepco on Friday, protesting that they were forced to work for low pay in dangerous conditions.

14.03.2014 17:32

'Inadequate equipment, workforce for Fukushima decontamination'
All the measures undertaken at Fukushima have been done on emergency basis and the management lacked forward thinking and adequate expenditures and equipment, nuclear historian Robert Jacobs told RT.

12.03.2014 09:55

Thousands hit Tokyo streets in anti-nuke protest (PHOTOS)
As the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster nears, tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy.

09.03.2014 16:58

Fukushima clean-up system hit by new problem – TEPCO
The radioactive water clean-up system at the stricken Fukushima plant was hit by another issue as its alarm went off. The warning alerted that one of the two clean-up pumps had stopped functioning.

28.02.2014 08:42

​Japan gives some Fukushima residents green light to return home
Nearly three years after catastrophe struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government will lift an exclusion order in a restricted area, allowing some residents to return home.

24.02.2014 14:47

Study claims USS Reagan crew exposed to extremely high levels of radiation near Fukushima
A new report on the nuclear crisis that started to unfold in Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago suggests that American troops who assisted with disaster relief efforts were exposed to unheard of radiation levels while on assignment.

20.02.2014 19:58