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Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Company has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes 4 years behind schedule

This handout from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) taken and released on August 22, 2017 shows workers pouring coolant to freeze the underground ice wall around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on August 22, 2017.  The Fukushima nuclear plant's operator on August 22 started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to cut down on vast amounts of contaminated water at the site of the worst atomic accident in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (TEPCO) / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered 7 years on

Mar 11, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Authorities are encouraging evacuees to return, but a government survey released earlier this month showed that about half the residents of Namie and Tomioka are not willing to return

REMEMBER. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) bows to Prince Akishino (2nd R) and Princess Kiko (R) during the seventh national memorial service for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Tokyo March 11, 2018. Photo by Shizuo Kambayasho/AFP

Fuel removal device installed at meltdown-hit Fukushima reactor

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says it started putting a crane on the roof of unit No. 3 on Sunday to extract a total of 566 rods from its fuel pool

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI. Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, on February 23, 2017. File photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/AFP

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 court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Numerous lawsuits have been filed in relation to various aspects of the disaster but Friday s ruling marks the first verdict in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and TEPCO over the catastrophe

REMEMBERING FUKUSHIMA. People offer flowers at the monument of the victim of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster during a memorial service in Namie, a no entry zone in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2017. Photo by kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan, US, France to team up on Fukushima cleanup – official

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Experts from the 3 countries will work to develop technologies for the major cleanup which could take up to 4 decades

epa05152387 Members of the media, wearing protective suits and masks, walk after they receive briefing from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees (in blue) in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, 10 February 2016. A group of foreign media visited to the plant, just a month before the fifth anniversary of the nuclear accident. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck 11 March 2011 and triggered a tsunami claimed the lives of an estimated 15,000 people, and led to a nuclear accident on a level that had not been seen since Chernobyl in 1986. EPA/TORU HANAI / POOL

Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:15 PM

If convicted they face up to 5 years in prison or a penalty of up to one million yen 8 850

epa05168008 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 March 2011 shows an overview of the Fukushima I nuclear plant in Japan, shortly before an explosion happened. The fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake will be marked on 11 March 2016. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck 11 March 2011 and triggered a tsunami claimed the lives of an estimated 15,000 people, and led to a nuclear accident on a level that had not been seen since Chernobyl in 1986. Japan had not seen such death and destruction since the two atomic bombings of World War II. EPA/STRINGER JAPAN OUT

Japan Fukushima operator diverts groundwater to sea

May 21, 2014 - 12:45 PM

The bypass system is an attempt to stop tons of unpolluted groundwater from mixing with water laced with radioactive isotopes

FUKUSHIMA. A worker wearing a protective suit and a mask looks up welding storage tanks for radioactive water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 10, 2014. Toru Hanai/Pool/EPA

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