Fukushima

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the nuclear plant, saying radiation released in the accident caused their illnesses.

published on : 26th May 2022

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

A massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 destroyed the Fukushima plant’s cooling systems, causing the meltdown of three reactors and the release of large amounts of radiation.

published on : 18th May 2022

Japan making progress on Fukushima water release plan: IAEA

A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited the plant in February and met with officials.

published on : 29th April 2022

Japan government warns Tokyo region of power outages due to cold, earthquake damage

The rare alert, calling on households and companies to conserve power, coincided with snow and unusually cold weather for early spring in Tokyo, prompting people to use heaters.

published on : 22nd March 2022

Powerful quake off north Japan kills four, more than 90 injured 

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told a parliamentary session Thursday morning that four people died during the quake and the cause of their deaths is being investigated, while 97 others were injured.

published on : 17th March 2022

11 years later, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain

The challenge of removing melted fuel from the reactors is so daunting that some experts now say that setting a completion target is impossible.

published on : 11th March 2022

IAEA reviews water release from damaged Japan nuclear plant

The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings announced plans last year to begin gradually releasing the still-contaminated water in spring 2023 after its further treatment and dilution.

published on : 14th February 2022

Fukushima operators send robot into worst-hit melted reactor

The probe aims to measure the melted fuel mounds, map them in three dimensions, analyze isotopes and their radioactivity, and collect samples.

published on : 8th February 2022

Experts to visit Fukushima plant to check water release plan

The team of about 15 experts will meet with government and utility officials during their Feb. 14-18 mission, which includes a visit to the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

published on : 7th February 2022

Six thyroid cancer patients sue power utility over 2011 Fukushima disaster radiation

The people, now aged 17-27 and living in and outside of Fukushima, demand the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings pay a total of USD 5.4 million in compensation.

published on : 27th January 2022

Mitsubishi, Japan Atomic Energy Agency join Gates' nuclear project

The memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday, calls for cooperation in developing advanced nuclear technologies.

published on : 27th January 2022

UN team: Unclear if Fukushima cleanup can finish by 2051

Japanese say they hope to finish its decommissioning within 30 years, though some experts say that's overly optimistic, even if a full decommissioning is possible at all.

published on : 27th August 2021