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UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima
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.

UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
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.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea
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.

Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea
Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks
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.

Japan unveils $470 mn plan for Fukushima water leaks
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
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.

Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
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.

Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak
Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak
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.

Japan nuclear watchdog inspects Fukushima water leak
Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident'
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".

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level three 'serious incident'
Toxic puddles discovered at Fukushima nuclear plant
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.

Toxic puddles discovered at Fukushima nuclear plant
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater
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.

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater
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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.

Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO
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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.

Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO
IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima
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.

IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima
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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.

Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO
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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.

Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo ahead of tsunami anniversary
Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary
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.

Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary
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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.

Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning
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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.

China 'biggest' nuclear plant construction resumes
Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM
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.

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM
Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant
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.

Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant