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Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
©Reuters/Kimimasa Mayama
Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

An independent legal panel called for criminal charges to be brought against three former executives of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator for their role in the 2011 atomic disaster.

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel
Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant
Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

Tropical storm Neoguri churned toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's east coast after leaving several people dead and causing havoc in other parts of the country.

Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant
Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe
Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

A Japanese cabinet minister apologised after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe
©Reuters/Koji Sasahara
Japan starts building underground ice wall at Fukushima

Japan on Monday started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.

Japan starts building underground ice wall at Fukushima
©Reuters/Toru Hanai
Fukushima water decontamination system down

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had again suspended a trouble-plagued system used to clean radiation-tainted water.

Fukushima water decontamination system down
Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line
Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line
UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe
UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday his agency would keep working to improve safety after the Fukushima crisis, but no atomic plant could be "100 percent" safe from natural disasters.

UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe
Japanese rally against nuclear power
Japanese rally against nuclear power

Thousands of campaigners rallied against nuclear power in Tokyo Saturday, as the government and utilities move toward resumption of reactors in southern Japan.

Japanese rally against nuclear power
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis

Hundreds rallied in Tokyo Saturday to protest at Japanese prosecutors' decision to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with no one yet punished nearly three years after the "man-made" disaster.

Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO
100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO

A new leak of 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator said Thursday after it revealed only one of nine thermometers in a crippled reactor was still working.

100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO
Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan

Tokyo Electric Power said it would submit a fresh restructuring plan to a Japanese government-backed fund Wednesday, which could see the creation of a special unit to dismantle the crippled Fukushima plant.

Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees
Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees

When Santa arrived at a school hosting children who fled Japan's nuclear disaster, he brought the usual presents, but he also bore something a little less ordinary -- a gourmet Christmas dinner.

Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees
Japan director turns to crowdfunding for anti-nuclear film
Japan director turns to crowdfunding for anti-nuclear film

Japanese film director Takafumi Ota had a problem. He needed studio financing for a film that was harshly critical of the nuclear industry in the aftermath of Fukushima, but no one was interested in funding his project the traditional way.

Japan director turns to crowdfunding for anti-nuclear film
Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima
Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima

A Japanese utility plans to construct two cutting-edge coal power plants in Fukushima, an area severely hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster, a report said Saturday.

Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima
©Reuters/Carlos Barria
UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling the crisis.

UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness
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Jordanians fret over 'dangerous' nuclear plan

Jordan's plan to build its first nuclear plant with Russian help has stirred fresh fears and suspicions as experts called for the "dangerous" and "illogical" project to be abandoned.

Jordanians fret over 'dangerous' nuclear plan
©Reuters/Issei Kato
Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan

Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake Saturday.

Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima

Groundwater radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have soared near a tank that leaked 300 tonnes of toxic water in August.

Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
©Reuters/Sukree Sukplang
Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban

Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.

Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban

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