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Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:10 PM

TEPCO is granted preliminary approval to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, but it also needs local consent to bring the reactors online

This handout picture released by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) on December 19, 2013 shows inside the unit six reactor building of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant at Kashiwazaki city in Niigata prefecture, northern Japan. A powerful 6.8 Richter-scale quake hit the area in 2007 and leaked radioactive water into the sea. AFP PHOTO / IRSN / RECOQUILLE-BRESSION ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / IRSN / GUILLAUME BRESSION" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / IRSN / RECOQUILLE-BRESSION

Japan nuclear watchdog OKs one more reactor

May 20, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The decision by the Nuclear Regulation Authority NRA that reactor No 3 at Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan meets safety guidelines comes after similar decisions on four other reactors at two different plants

Japan court rejects bid to block restart of two nuclear reactors

Apr 22, 2015 - 1:43 PM

The district court in southern Kagoshima prefecture turns down the challenge by local residents who wanted to halt the refiring of the No 1 and No 2 reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant

In this file photo, an anti-nuclear power plant demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Opposed to restarting Sendai Nuclear Plant' during a protest against the restarting of the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co. outside the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan court blocks restarting of two nuclear reactors

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:43 PM

The verdict comes months after the country s nuclear watchdog had given the green light to switch them back on

Fukushima operator seeks reactor restart

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:23 PM

TEPCO asked Japan s nuclear watchdog for permission to restart a separate atomic power station as it resumed cleaning polluted water at the crippled plant

RESTARTING A REACTOR? Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on September 26 spotted a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in the harbor.  AFP PHOTO / TEPCO

Japan should stop 'confusing messages' on Fukushima - IAEA

Aug 28, 2013 - 7:26 PM

IAEA to Japan: Explain more clearly what is happening at Fukushima and avoid sending confusing messages about the disaster

INSPECTIONS. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

TEPCO to drain two more tanks at Fukushima nuclear plant

Aug 24, 2013 - 9:50 PM

TEPCO has not yet pinpointed the source of the leak in the first of three tanks relocated from their original zone

TWO MORE. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

Fukushima workers checking 300 tanks for more leaks

Aug 22, 2013 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Some 300 tons of radioactive water was believed to have seeped from one of the tanks that hold water used to cool the broken reactors

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

Japan says Fukushima leak worst since tsunami

Aug 21, 2013 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED The assessment comes after TEPCO said some 300 tons of radioactive water is believed to have leaked

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

TEPCO: Worst radioactive leak from tank at Fukushima

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:03 PM

UPDATE Tokyo Electric Power Company says the leak is believed to be continuing Tuesday at Fukushima and it has not yet pinpointed the source of it

GROUND ZERO. This hand out picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on August 19, 2013 shows contaminated water which leaked from a water tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. AFP / TEPCO

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

Fireproofing inadequate at Japan nuclear reactors: report

Jan 01, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Japanese regulators have found inadequate fireproofing at more than one fifth of the nuclear reactors that went offline after the 2011 Fukushima crisis

Fault under Japan nuclear plant 'may be active'

Nov 11, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Japan s only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth s crust a geologist has warned saying it is very silly to allow it to continue operating