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UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima The UN atomic agency said Friday it is sending a team from October 14-21 to review Japan's progress cleaning up areas around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
04 октября 2013
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO Another leak of radioactive water has been found at Fukushima, the plant's Japanese operator said Thursday, the latest setback for the troubled clean-up at the broken nuclear power station.
03 октября 2013
Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.
17 сентября 2013
Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks The Japanese government on Tuesday unveiled a $470 million plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima, including freezing the ground underneath the stricken nuclear plant, as it pledged to lead from the front.
04 сентября 2013
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to the world his government will play a greater role in stopping leaks of highly radioactive water at Fukushima.
29 августа 2013
Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. ©REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak Japan's government was ramping up pressure on electric utility TEPCO after a huge leak of radioactive water at Fukushima.
27 августа 2013
Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak Japan's nuclear watchdog on Friday dispatched an inspection team to the crippled Fukushima plant after workers found a huge toxic water leak and unexplained radiation hotspots.
23 августа 2013
Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident' Japan's nuclear regulator upgraded a radioactive water leak at the crippled Fukushima plant to a level three "serious incident".
21 августа 2013
Toxic puddles discovered at Fukushima nuclear plant Puddles with extremely high radiation levels have been found near water storage tanks at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, as it moved to contain the latest of several toxic water threats.
20 августа 2013
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific ocean.
10 августа 2013
©REUTERS/Kyodo Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it still did not know what caused steam seen inside a reactor building, nor why it was no longer there.
19 июля 2013
©REUTERS/Toru Hanai Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO Steam has been spotted in a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, its operator said Thursday, but stressed there is no sign yet of increased radiation.
18 июля 2013
IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday started a fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks and powercuts have dented public confidence in clean-up efforts.
15 апреля 2013
©RIA NOVOSTI Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant.
06 апреля 2013
Photo courtesy of Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of tsunami anniversary Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in Tokyo Saturday ahead of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power.
09 марта 2013
Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary In the dark months after a catastrophic tsunami smashed into Japan, killing almost 19,000 people and sparking a nuclear disaster, hopes for a rapid recovery and a national rebirth were frustrated by political paralysis.
08 марта 2013
©REUTERS Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning Japan on Friday insisted warnings by the WHO of a rise in the risk of cancer for people in Fukushima were overblown, saying the agency was unnecessarily stoking fears.
01 марта 2013
©REUTERS China 'biggest' nuclear plant construction resumes China has resumed construction on a "fourth generation" nuclear power plant, suspended after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which will be its biggest-ever nuclear facility.
06 января 2013
Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is unlike anything humanity has ever tried, Japan's prime minister said Saturday during a tour of the plant.
30 декабря 2012
Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant Japanese nuclear reactor maker Toshiba on Wednesday unveiled a remote-controlled robot resembling a headless dog that they hope will be used at the battered Fukushima power plant.
22 ноября 2012

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